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West Coast Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Mining employs more of 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 West Coast Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in 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 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.

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 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing986.41.9643.21.6+34
Mining35022.90.359129.30.3-241
Manufacturing231.55.2793.96.4-56
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271.82.0291.42.1-2
Construction754.97.51105.57.5-35
Wholesale Trade110.71.8190.92.7-8
Retail Trade1097.110.81417.011.4-32
Accommodation and Food Services22714.97.831815.87.1-91
Transport, Postal and Warehousing744.83.5984.93.5-24
Information Media and Telecommunications90.61.990.42.10
Financial and Insurance Services80.52.5150.72.8-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services130.91.390.41.4+4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services231.56.0331.66.2-10
Administrative and Support Services724.72.9773.82.5-5
Public Administration and Safety845.510.71005.012.2-16
Education and Training1207.910.11276.39.6-7
Health Care and Social Assistance946.214.8884.412.8+6
Arts and Recreation Services191.22.3140.72.1+5
Other Services543.53.7603.03.7-6
Industry not classified362.43.0341.71.9+2

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 10.7% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: 6.4% Mining, West Coast Council area: 22.9% Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: 1.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: 1.8% Construction, West Coast Council area: 4.9% Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: 0.7% Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: 7.1% Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: 14.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: 1.5% Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: 4.7% Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: 5.5% Education and Training, West Coast Council area: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: 6.2% Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: 1.2% Other Services, West Coast Council area: 3.5% Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Coast Council area: +34 Mining, West Coast Council area: -241 Manufacturing, West Coast Council area: -56 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Coast Council area: -2 Construction, West Coast Council area: -35 Wholesale Trade, West Coast Council area: -8 Retail Trade, West Coast Council area: -32 Accommodation and Food Services, West Coast Council area: -91 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Coast Council area: -24 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Coast Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, West Coast Council area: -7 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Coast Council area: +4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Coast Council area: -10 Administrative and Support Services, West Coast Council area: -5 Public Administration and Safety, West Coast Council area: -16 Education and Training, West Coast Council area: -7 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Coast Council area: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, West Coast Council area: +5 Other Services, West Coast Council area: -6 Industry not classified, West Coast Council area: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Mining (350 people or 22.9%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (227 people or 14.9%)
  • Education and Training (120 people or 7.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 697 people in total or 45.7% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 0.3% in Mining; 7.8% in Accommodation and Food Services; and 10.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (22.9% compared to 0.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (14.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.5% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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