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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Contents >> Labour >> Persons employed >> Employment by industry

At August 2001, the top five industry divisions in terms of employment in Tasmania were Retail trade (15.0% of employed persons), Health and community services (11.6%), Manufacturing (11.6%), Education (8.2%) and Property and business services (7.7%).

  • Manufacturing - George Town was the local government area with the highest proportion of its employees employed in this industry at 30.5%.
  • Retail trade - Glenorchy and Burnie local government areas had the highest proportion of total employees employed in this industry, both at 18.3%.
  • Property and business services - Hobart was the local government area with the highest proportion of employees employed in this industry at 12.4%.
  • Education - Hobart was the local government area with the highest proportion of employees employed in this industry at 12.5%.
  • Health and community services - Derwent Valley was the local government area with the highest proportion of its employees employed in this industry at 17.7%.

EMPLOYED PERSONS(a), By industry - Tasmanian local government areas: Census 2001
Manufacturing
Retail
trade
Property
and business services
Education
Health and community services
Other(b)
Total(c)

Local government area
%
%
%
%
%
%
no.

Greater Hobart-Southern
Brighton
16.7
17.7
7.0
5.0
10.2
43.4
4,108
Central Highlands
6.3
5.4
2.7
3.4
5.3
77.0
891
Clarence
8.2
15.5
9.2
8.9
12.3
46.0
19,822
Derwent Valley
17.6
12.6
4.6
5.4
17.7
42.0
3,176
Glamorgan/Spring Bay
10.1
10.3
3.6
5.4
6.2
64.5
1,492
Glenorchy
13.9
18.3
7.3
5.3
11.8
43.5
16,131
Hobart
5.6
12.5
12.4
12.5
14.1
42.9
22,052
Huon Valley
12.9
12.2
6.1
6.5
8.7
53.6
4,770
Kingborough
8.2
13.8
9.6
10.7
13.3
44.4
12,368
Sorell
11.2
16.1
6.6
5.7
11.5
48.9
4,169
Southern Midlands
11.4
11.3
4.8
4.9
8.8
58.8
2,097
Tasman
4.2
7.5
2.3
7.5
7.9
70.7
789
Total
9.7
14.6
8.8
8.6
12.4
46.0
91,865

Northern
Break O’Day
4.6
13.2
4.3
7.9
9.5
60.4
1,699
Dorset
18.6
10.9
3.3
5.7
5.9
55.6
2,870
Flinders
2.8
8.1
4.9
5.8
10.0
68.5
432
George Town
30.5
11.5
6.7
5.6
8.5
37.1
2,133
Launceston
12.3
17.0
7.8
9.3
13.0
40.6
24,251
Meander Valley
11.5
15.8
5.5
6.3
11.4
49.4
7,359
Northern Midlands
10.4
14.1
5.7
6.2
9.9
53.6
4,628
West Tamar
12.2
16.5
7.8
10.5
12.3
40.8
8,056
Total
12.8
15.7
6.9
8.3
11.7
44.7
51,428

Mersey-Lyell
Burnie
14.1
18.3
7.5
7.1
12.7
40.3
6,659
Central Coast
13.7
15.4
6.3
9.2
10.8
44.5
7,300
Circular Head
21.1
11.3
3.5
5.7
5.1
53.3
3,403
Devonport
15.8
17.7
7.8
7.7
9.9
41.2
8,522
Kentish
15.3
12.2
4.3
5.2
8.5
54.4
1,864
King Island
18.4
9.0
2.6
5.6
5.9
58.4
912
Latrobe
14.5
14.2
5.9
5.9
10.5
49.0
3,135
Waratah/Wynyard
12.7
13.8
6.4
8.2
12.2
46.7
4,714
West Coast
4.6
10.5
4.6
5.9
5.2
69.2
2,277
Total
14.5
15.2
6.3
7.3
10.0
46.7
38,786

Tasmania(d)
11.6
15.0
7.7
8.2
11.6
45.8
182,517

(a) Includes persons aged 15 and over (including overseas visitors).
(b) Comprises Agriculture, forestry and fishing; Mining; Electricity, gas and water supply; Construction; Wholesale trade; Accommodation, cafes and restaurants; Transport and storage; Communication services; Finance and insurance; Government administration and defence; Cultural and recreational services; Personal and other services; and includes ‘inadequately described’ and ‘not stated’.
(c) Cells in this table have been randomly adjusted to avoid the release of confidential data. Totals may vary slightly with totals in other 2001 Census tables.
(d) Includes off-shore and migratory collection districts.

Source: ABS data available on request, Census of Population and Housing.


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