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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area'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 the Waratah-Wynyard Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area, 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 the Waratah-Wynyard Council area 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Waratah-Wynyard Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4688.85.33826.34.5+86
Mining2454.61.03095.11.2-64
Manufacturing4748.96.966110.98.2-187
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services370.71.6490.81.6-12
Construction3807.17.63936.57.1-13
Wholesale Trade1562.92.22724.53.1-116
Retail Trade58410.910.965910.810.6-75
Accommodation and Food Services2945.57.63065.06.8-12
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2534.74.22564.24.0-3
Information Media and Telecommunications230.41.4390.61.4-16
Financial and Insurance Services651.22.1761.22.3-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services500.91.2631.01.2-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1613.04.71642.74.4-3
Administrative and Support Services1903.63.01782.92.5+12
Public Administration and Safety2665.07.83555.88.4-89
Education and Training4618.69.34837.98.4-22
Health Care and Social Assistance77014.414.270211.511.2+68
Arts and Recreation Services370.71.9230.41.5+14
Other Services1883.53.72023.33.5-14
Industry not classified2184.13.4851.41.8+133
Total Persons5,320100.0100.05,657100.0100.0-337

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (770 people or 14.4%)
  • Retail Trade (584 people or 10.9%)
  • Manufacturing (474 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,828 people in total or 34.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 6.9% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (4.6% compared to 1.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.8% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-187 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+133 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-116 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-89 resident workforce)

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