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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in West Tamar Council area, making up 13.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in West Tamar Council area 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 West Tamar Council area.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. West Tamar Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that West Tamar Council area subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
West Tamar Council area 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2657.05.3
Mining591.60.9
Manufacturing2286.06.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services491.31.6
Construction3509.27.6
Wholesale Trade581.52.2
Retail Trade44111.710.9
Accommodation and Food Services3208.57.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1794.74.2
Information Media and Telecommunications310.81.4
Financial and Insurance Services230.62.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services521.41.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1433.84.7
Administrative and Support Services1042.73.0
Public Administration and Safety1483.97.8
Education and Training51613.69.3
Health Care and Social Assistance45412.014.2
Arts and Recreation Services631.71.9
Other Services1574.13.8
Industry not classified1443.83.4

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 0.9% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.8% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, West Tamar Council area: 7.0% Mining, West Tamar Council area: 1.6% Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.3% Construction, West Tamar Council area: 9.2% Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: 11.7% Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: 3.9% Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: 13.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: 12.0% 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: 3.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (516 local workers 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (454 local workers 12.0%)
  • Retail Trade (441 local workers 11.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,411 people in total or 37.3% of local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.6% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (12.0% compared to 14.2%)

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