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West Coast Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Mining employs more of the West Coast 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 West Coast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the West Coast 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 West Coast 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
West Coast Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing986.55.3642.94.5+34
Mining35023.11.059127.11.2-241
Manufacturing231.56.9793.68.2-56
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271.81.6291.31.6-2
Construction754.97.61105.07.1-35
Wholesale Trade110.72.2190.93.1-8
Retail Trade1097.210.91416.510.6-32
Accommodation and Food Services22715.07.631814.66.8-91
Transport, Postal and Warehousing744.94.2984.54.0-24
Information Media and Telecommunications90.61.490.41.4--
Financial and Insurance Services80.52.1150.72.3-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.91.290.41.2+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services231.54.7331.54.4-10
Administrative and Support Services724.73.0773.52.5-5
Public Administration and Safety845.57.81004.68.4-16
Education and Training1207.99.31275.88.4-7
Health Care and Social Assistance946.214.2884.011.2+6
Arts and Recreation Services191.31.9140.61.5+5
Other Services543.63.7602.73.5-6
Industry not classified362.43.4341.61.8+2
Total Persons1,526100.0100.02,015100.0100.0-489

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 West Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (350 people or 23.1%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (227 people or 15.0%)
  • Education and Training (120 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 697 people in total or 45.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 1.0% in Mining; 7.6% in Accommodation and Food Services and 9.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (23.1% compared to 1.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (15.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (1.5% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Mining (-241 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (-91 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-56 resident workforce)
  • Construction (-35 resident workforce)

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