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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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Contents >> Labour >> Persons employed >> Employment by industry

In 2005-06 retail trade was the largest industry in terms of the annual average number of persons employed with 36,500 employees (16.2% of employed persons). This was followed by health and community services with 27,800 persons employed (12.4%); manufacturing with 22,400 persons (10.0%); property and business services with 19,500 persons (8.7%); and agriculture, forestry and fishing with 16,500 persons (7.3%).

The health and community services industry employs the largest number of females at 22,200 (21.5% of employed females), compared to 5,700 males (4.7% of employed males). The manufacturing industry employs the largest number of males at 17,000 (13.9% of employed males), compared to 5,400 females (5.2%).

INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT DISTRIBUTION, Tasmania: Annual average(a) - 2005-06

Males
Females
Persons

Industry
'000
%
'000
%
'000
%

Agriculture, forestry and fishing
12.2
10.0
4.3
4.1
16.5
7.3
Mining
1.9
1.6
**0.2
0.2
2.1
0.9
Manufacturing
17.0
13.9
5.4
5.2
22.4
10.0
Electricity, gas and water supply
2.1
1.7
*0.5
0.5
2.6
1.2
Construction
14.2
11.7
1.8
1.7
16.0
7.1
Wholesale trade
7.2
5.9
2.6
2.6
9.8
4.4
Retail trade
16.9
13.9
19.6
19.1
36.5
16.2
Accommodation, cafes and restaurants
4.6
3.8
6.6
6.4
11.2
5.0
Transport and storage
7.6
6.2
1.9
1.8
9.5
4.2
Communication services
*1.1
0.9
1.3
1.2
2.4
1.0
Finance and insurance
1.2
1.0
3.2
3.1
4.4
2.0
Property and business services
10.7
8.8
8.8
8.6
19.5
8.7
Government administration and defence
5.7
4.7
5.8
5.7
11.6
5.1
Education
5.1
4.2
10.8
10.5
15.9
7.1
Health and community services
5.7
4.7
22.2
21.5
27.8
12.4
Cultural and recreational services
3.6
3.0
3.0
2.9
6.6
2.9
Personal and other services
5.1
4.2
5.0
4.9
10.1
4.5
Total
122.0
100.0
102.9
100.0
224.9
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. 6291.0.55.003).



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