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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the West Tamar Council area'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 West Tamar Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the West Tamar Council area, 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 West Tamar Council area 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
West Tamar Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3493.55.32932.84.5+56
Mining1121.11.01441.41.2-32
Manufacturing7187.36.91,0019.58.2-283
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.51.61481.41.6+4
Construction8428.57.68578.27.1-15
Wholesale Trade2792.82.23503.33.1-71
Retail Trade1,07210.910.91,06510.210.6+7
Accommodation and Food Services6776.97.66526.26.8+25
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4094.24.23983.84.0+11
Information Media and Telecommunications1251.31.41421.41.4-17
Financial and Insurance Services2402.42.13183.02.3-78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1471.51.21391.31.2+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4724.84.74274.14.4+45
Administrative and Support Services2472.53.02752.62.5-28
Public Administration and Safety5755.87.86816.58.4-106
Education and Training1,05310.79.31,0299.88.4+24
Health Care and Social Assistance1,45614.814.21,22511.711.2+231
Arts and Recreation Services1701.71.91371.31.5+33
Other Services4044.13.74194.03.5-15
Industry not classified3453.53.42192.11.8+126
Total Persons9,844100.0100.09,919100.0100.0-75

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 West Tamar Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,456 people or 14.8%)
  • Retail Trade (1,072 people or 10.9%)
  • Education and Training (1,053 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,581 people in total or 36.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 9.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (10.7% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (8.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the West Tamar Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-283 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+231 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+126 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-106 resident workforce)

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