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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Coastal Urban Economic Region'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 Coastal Urban Economic Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Coastal Urban Economic Region, 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region 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
Coastal Urban Economic Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,2506.35.31,9034.84.5+347
Mining8962.51.01,1052.81.2-209
Manufacturing3,2219.06.94,32210.98.2-1,101
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4051.11.64001.01.6+5
Construction2,7597.77.62,8957.37.1-136
Wholesale Trade9312.62.21,5303.93.1-599
Retail Trade4,26911.910.94,46411.310.6-195
Accommodation and Food Services2,4576.87.62,3796.06.8+78
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0575.74.22,0575.24.0--
Information Media and Telecommunications2410.71.42900.71.4-49
Financial and Insurance Services4661.32.15651.42.3-99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4141.21.24271.11.2-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,1803.34.71,2003.04.4-20
Administrative and Support Services1,2173.43.01,2183.12.5-1
Public Administration and Safety1,8715.27.82,3025.88.4-431
Education and Training3,0128.49.33,0797.88.4-67
Health Care and Social Assistance5,14314.314.24,38911.111.2+754
Arts and Recreation Services3370.91.92480.61.5+89
Other Services1,4864.13.71,4663.73.5+20
Industry not classified1,3343.73.45781.51.8+756
Total Persons35,946100.0100.036,817100.0100.0-871

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,143 people or 14.3%)
  • Retail Trade (4,269 people or 11.9%)
  • Manufacturing (3,221 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,633 people in total or 35.1% 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (9.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (2.5% compared to 1.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Coastal Urban Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,101 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+756 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+754 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-599 resident workforce)

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