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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Contents >> Manufacturing and Energy >> Employment in manufacturing

At 30 June 2005, some 21,300 people were employed in manufacturing in Tasmania. This number has remained relatively stable over the last four years.

At 30 June 2005, the Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing subdivision remained the largest employer in the Manufacturing industry, employing 4,800 people (22.5% of the total Tasmanian manufacturing workforce), despite a decline of 200 over the 2003-04 figure. The highest growth was observed in Machinery and equipment manufacturing, which employed 400 more than in 2003-04.

EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING, Tasmania(a)(b)r
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
Industry subdivision
'000
'000
'000

Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
5.5
5.0
4.8
Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing
1.4
1.4
1.4
Wood and paper product manufacturing
3.5
3.9
3.8
Printing, publishing and recorded media
1.5
1.5
1.5
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing
1.1
1.1
1.1
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
0.7
0.7
0.8
Metal product manufacturing
3.5
3.7
3.5
Machinery and equipment manufacturing
2.8
2.9
3.3
Other manufacturing
1.0
1.1
1.1
Total manufacturing
21.1
21.2
21.3

r revised. See Manufacturing Industry, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 8221.0), Technical Note 1, paras 13-14 for further information.
(a) At 30 June.
(b) Includes working proprietors.
Source: Manufacturing Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8221.0).


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