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West Tamar Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In West Tamar Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 831 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in West Tamar Council area. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Northern Tasmania Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Northern Tasmania Region's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
West Tamar Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3317.08.93056.27.9+26
Mining1072.31.92264.62.5-119
Manufacturing2304.99.53376.811.4-108
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1793.81.5460.91.4+134
Construction4569.77.84358.87.7+22
Wholesale Trade581.22.91432.93.9-85
Retail Trade53411.311.458411.810.9-50
Accommodation and Food Services3838.17.64559.27.2-72
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1874.04.82394.85.2-53
Information Media and Telecommunications350.71.1340.71.30
Financial and Insurance Services210.41.7731.52.1-52
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services511.11.3741.51.3-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1563.33.61883.83.4-32
Administrative and Support Services1593.43.01843.72.8-26
Public Administration and Safety1533.25.01663.45.8-13
Education and Training59012.58.867113.58.6-81
Health Care and Social Assistance83117.613.750810.311.2+322
Arts and Recreation Services801.71.7741.51.5+6
Other Services1803.83.82124.33.8-31

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 8.9% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.9% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.9% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: 7.0% Mining, West Tamar Council area: 2.3% Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: 4.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.8% Construction, West Tamar Council area: 9.7% Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: 1.2% Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: 11.3% Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.3% Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: 3.2% Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: 12.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: 17.6% Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.7% Other Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: +26 Mining, West Tamar Council area: -119 Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: -108 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: +134 Construction, West Tamar Council area: +22 Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: -85 Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: -50 Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: -72 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: -53 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: -52 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: -24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: -32 Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: -26 Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: -13 Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: -81 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: +322 Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: +6 Other Services, West Tamar Council area: -31
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in West Tamar Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (831 people or 17.6%)
  • Education and Training (590 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (534 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,955 people in total or 41.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.8% in Education and Training; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of West Tamar Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (12.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (3.8% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.9% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in West Tamar Council area decreased by 233 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in West Tamar Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+322 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+134 local workers)
  • Mining (-119 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-108 local workers)

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