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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|West Coast Council area - Persons||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||98||6.5||5.3||64||2.9||4.5||+34|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||27||1.8||1.6||29||1.3||1.6||-2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||227||15.0||7.6||318||14.6||6.8||-91|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||74||4.9||4.2||98||4.5||4.0||-24|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||9||0.6||1.4||9||0.4||1.4||--|
|Financial and Insurance Services||8||0.5||2.1||15||0.7||2.3||-7|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||13||0.9||1.2||9||0.4||1.2||+4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||23||1.5||4.7||33||1.5||4.4||-10|
|Administrative and Support Services||72||4.7||3.0||77||3.5||2.5||-5|
|Public Administration and Safety||84||5.5||7.8||100||4.6||8.4||-16|
|Education and Training||120||7.9||9.3||127||5.8||8.4||-7|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||94||6.2||14.2||88||4.0||11.2||+6|
|Arts and Recreation Services||19||1.3||1.9||14||0.6||1.5||+5|
|Industry not classified||36||2.4||3.4||34||1.6||1.8||+2|
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%)
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)