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West Tamar Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the West Tamar Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 985 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the 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 the West Tamar Council area 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 the West Tamar Council area'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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2755.94.93136.85.1-38
Mining1142.41.22385.21.6-124
Manufacturing2234.87.82866.28.6-63
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services531.11.7501.11.9+3
Construction4479.59.03758.17.7+72
Wholesale Trade671.42.51042.33.1-37
Retail Trade51010.911.255112.011.0-41
Accommodation and Food Services4018.67.24149.07.3-13
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1884.04.32194.74.5-31
Information Media and Telecommunications380.81.7390.81.9-1
Financial and Insurance Services220.52.1461.02.3-25
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services481.01.2621.31.3-14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1593.45.21703.74.7-10
Administrative and Support Services1362.92.61703.72.8-35
Public Administration and Safety1633.58.01573.48.1+7
Education and Training55311.89.562813.69.3-75
Health Care and Social Assistance98521.113.651411.212.9+471
Arts and Recreation Services1192.62.5741.61.9+46
Other Services1773.83.71944.23.8-16
Total industries4,678100.0100.04,603100.0100.0+75

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (985 people or 21.1%)
  • Education and Training (553 people or 11.8%)
  • Retail Trade (510 people or 10.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,048 people in total or 43.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Education and Training and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (21.1% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (4.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.8% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the West Tamar Council area increased by increased by 75 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+471 local workers)
  • Construction (+72 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+46 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+7 local workers)

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