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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of 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 West Tamar Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in 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 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.

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 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3493.58.12933.07.3+56
Mining1121.11.61441.52.1-32
Manufacturing7187.38.21,00110.110.7-283
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1521.51.31481.51.3+4
Construction8428.67.78578.67.7-15
Wholesale Trade2792.82.63503.53.7-71
Retail Trade1,07210.911.01,06510.711.2+7
Accommodation and Food Services6776.97.56526.67.4+25
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4094.24.83984.04.8+11
Information Media and Telecommunications1251.30.91421.41.0-17
Financial and Insurance Services2402.41.73183.22.1-78
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1471.51.21391.41.2+8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4724.83.74274.33.5+45
Administrative and Support Services2472.53.02752.82.8-28
Public Administration and Safety5755.85.46816.96.5-106
Education and Training1,05310.78.61,02910.48.4+24
Health Care and Social Assistance1,45614.813.61,22512.411.3+231
Arts and Recreation Services1701.71.51371.41.3+33
Other Services4044.13.84194.23.7-15
Industry not classified3453.53.72192.22.1+126

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

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 8.1% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.6% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.4% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.8% Industry not classified, Regional TAS: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: 3.5% Mining, West Tamar Council area: 1.1% Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: 7.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.5% Construction, West Tamar Council area: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: 2.8% Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: 6.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: 5.8% Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: 10.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.7% Other Services, West Tamar Council area: 4.1% Industry not classified, West Tamar Council area: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: +56 Mining, West Tamar Council area: -32 Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: -283 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: +4 Construction, West Tamar Council area: -15 Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: -71 Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: +7 Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: +25 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: +11 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: -17 Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: -78 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: +8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: +45 Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: -28 Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: -106 Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: +24 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: +231 Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: +33 Other Services, West Tamar Council area: -15 Industry not classified, West Tamar Council area: +126
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in 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 36.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (14.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.5% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in 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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