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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/10/2004   
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Contents >> Labour >> Persons employed >> Employment by industry

In 2003-04, there was an annual average 209,200 employed persons in Tasmania, comprising 114,900 males and 94,300 females. During this period, Retail trade was the largest industry in terms of the annual average number of persons employed with 33,500 employees (16.0% of employed persons). This was followed by Health and community services with 23,700 persons employed (11.3%); Manufacturing with 22,300 persons (10.7%); Agriculture, forestry and fishing with 16,800 persons (8.0%); and Property and business services with 16,600 persons (7.9%).

The Health and community services industry employs the largest number of females at 19,500 (20.7% of employed females), compared to 4,200 males (3.7% of employed males). The Manufacturing industry employs the largest number of males at 18,100 (15.8% of employed males), compared to 4,300 females (4.6%).


INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT DISTRIBUTION, Tasmania: Annual average(a) - 2003-04

Males
Females
Persons


Industry
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
12.3
10.7
4.5
4.8
16.8
8.0
Mining
1.8
1.6
**0.2
0.2
2.0
1.0
Manufacturing
18.1
15.8
4.3
4.6
22.3
10.7
Electricity, gas and water supply
2.2
1.9
**0.3
0.3
2.5
1.2
Construction
11.7
10.2
1.5
1.6
13.2
6.3
Wholesale trade
6.0
5.2
1.9
2.0
7.9
3.8
Retail trade
17.2
15.0
16.2
17.2
33.5
16.0
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
4.0
3.5
7.8
8.3
11.8
5.6
Transport and storage
7.1
6.2
2.2
2.3
9.3
4.4
Communication services
1.7
1.5
*1.1
1.2
2.8
1.3
Finance and insurance
1.9
1.7
3.0
3.2
4.9
2.3
Property and business services
8.0
7.0
8.6
9.1
16.6
7.9
Government administration and defence
6.0
5.2
6.0
6.4
12.1
5.8
Education
5.2
4.5
10.9
11.6
16.1
7.7
Health and community services
4.2
3.7
19.5
20.7
23.7
11.3
Cultural and recreational services
2.3
2.0
2.3
2.4
4.5
2.2
Personal and other services
5.0
4.4
4.0
4.2
9.1
4.3
Total
114.9
100.0
94.3
100.0
209.2
100.0

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
(a) Averages calculated on August, November, February and May quarterly original estimates.

Source: Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001).


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