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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in Glenorchy City, making up 14.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Glenorchy City regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Glenorchy City.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Glenorchy City currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Glenorchy City subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Glenorchy City 2016
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Number%Tasmania %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing830.45.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4422.41.6
Wholesale Trade6883.72.2
Retail Trade2,41512.910.9
Accommodation and Food Services1,0095.47.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5078.04.2
Information Media and Telecommunications2441.31.4
Financial and Insurance Services1520.82.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1781.01.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4262.34.7
Administrative and Support Services6313.43.0
Public Administration and Safety9214.97.8
Education and Training1,2726.89.3
Health Care and Social Assistance2,22611.914.2
Arts and Recreation Services5563.01.9
Other Services7794.23.8
Industry not classified7924.23.4

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 0.9% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.8% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Glenorchy City: 0.4% Mining, Glenorchy City: 0.4% Manufacturing, Glenorchy City: 14.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Glenorchy City: 2.4% Construction, Glenorchy City: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Glenorchy City: 3.7% Retail Trade, Glenorchy City: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Glenorchy City: 5.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Glenorchy City: 8.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Glenorchy City: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Glenorchy City: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Glenorchy City: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Glenorchy City: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Glenorchy City: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Glenorchy City: 4.9% Education and Training, Glenorchy City: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Glenorchy City: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Glenorchy City: 3.0% Other Services, Glenorchy City: 4.2% Industry not classified, Glenorchy City: 4.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Glenorchy City in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (2,639 local workers 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,415 local workers 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,226 local workers 11.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 7,280 people in total or 38.9% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Glenorchy City and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.8%)