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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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At 30 June 2001, some 20,600 people were employed in manufacturing in Tasmania, a decrease of 500 people (2.4%) from 30 June 2000.

At 30 June 2001, the food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing subdivision was the largest employer in the manufacturing industry, employing 6,300 people (30.6% of the total Tasmanian manufacturing workforce). The second largest subdivision in manufacturing was the metal product manufacturing subdivision, which employed 3,900 people (18.9% of the total).

EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING, Tasmania(a)(b)(c)
1998-99
1999-2000
2000-01
Industry subdivision
'000
'000
'000

Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
6.3
6.1
6.3
Textile, clothing, footwear and leather manufacturing
1.5
1.4
1.4
Wood and paper product manufacturing
3.7
3.9
2.9
Printing, publishing and recorded media
1.3
1.4
1.3
Petroleum, coal, chemical and associated product manufacturing
1.0
1.0
0.9
Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
0.7
0.6
0.7
Metal product manufacturing
3.3
3.2
3.9
Machinery and equipment manufacturing
2.7
2.9
2.7
Other manufacturing
0.6
0.7
0.5
Total manufacturing
21.3
21.1
20.6

(a) These data are for manufacturing management units, and represent a break in series from the manufacturing establishment data previously published.
(b) At 30 June
(c) Includes working proprietors.

Source: Manufacturing Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8221.0).


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