Resident workers - Industry
Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Burnie City’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.
Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Burnie City residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Burnie City, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.
Industry sector statistics in Burnie City are influenced by a range of factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
- The educational levels of the local population; and
- The working and social aspirations of the local population.
Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Greater Hobart%||Number||%||Greater Hobart%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||284||3.7||1.9||223||2.8||1.6||+61||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||70||0.9||2.0||64||0.8||2.1||+6||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||618||8.1||7.8||563||7.1||7.1||+55||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||403||5.3||3.5||385||4.8||3.5||+18||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||69||0.9||1.9||80||1.0||2.1||-11||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||113||1.5||2.5||146||1.8||2.8||-33||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||76||1.0||1.3||85||1.1||1.4||-9||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||228||3.0||6.0||237||3.0||6.2||-9||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||339||4.4||2.9||290||3.6||2.5||+49||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||450||5.9||10.7||592||7.4||12.2||-142||39000||P|
|Education and Training||616||8.0||10.1||635||8.0||9.6||-19||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||1,181||15.4||14.8||1,024||12.8||12.8||+157||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||39||0.5||2.3||46||0.6||2.1||-7||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||257||3.4||3.0||129||1.6||1.9||+128||44000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Burnie City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (1,181 people or 15.4%)
- Retail Trade (1,017 people or 13.3%)
- Manufacturing (665 people or 8.7%)
In combination these three industries employed 2,863 people in total or 37.3% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Retail Trade; and 5.2% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Burnie City and Greater Hobart were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (8.7% compared to 5.2%)
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (3.4% compared to 0.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.9% compared to 10.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 6.0%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Burnie City were for those employed in:
- Manufacturing (-301 resident workforce)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+157 resident workforce)
- Public Administration and Safety (-142 resident workforce)
- Industry not classified (+128 resident workforce)