Glenorchy City

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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Glenorchy City in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Glenorchy City20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing830.45.3740.44.8+9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4422.41.63862.01.7+56
Wholesale Trade6883.72.21,0125.43.3-324
Retail Trade2,41512.910.92,57313.711.3-158
Accommodation and Food Services1,0095.47.71,0305.57.3-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5078.04.21,4337.64.3+74
Information Media and Telecommunications2441.31.41750.91.5+69
Financial and Insurance Services1520.82.12011.12.4-49
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1781.01.22051.11.3-27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4262.34.74402.34.7-14
Administrative and Support Services6313.43.06503.52.7-19
Public Administration and Safety9214.97.88954.89.0+26
Education and Training1,2726.89.31,2356.69.0+37
Health Care and Social Assistance2,22611.914.21,7899.512.0+437
Arts and Recreation Services5563.01.94672.51.6+89
Other Services7794.23.87634.13.7+16
Industry not classified7924.23.44332.32.0+359
Total persons18,721100.0100.018,835100.0100.0-114

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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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 people or 14.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,415 people or 12.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,226 people or 11.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,280 people in total or 38.9% of the 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 the field of Manufacturing (14.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (8.0% compared to 4.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Glenorchy City were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-481 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+437 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+359 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-324 local workers)

Glenorchy City

economic profile