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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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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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