Business

There are nearly 6000 businesses in the Hobart municipal area, according to Australian Bureau of Statistics data.

While the economy is diverse, it is clearly oriented towards the service industries.

Industry

Number of businesses 2016

Professional, scientific and technical services

949

Rental, hiring and real estate services

804

Health care and social assistance

727

Financial and insurance services

643

Retail trade

503

Construction

479

Accommodation and food services

450

Agriculture, forestry and fishing

180

Manufacturing

183

Other services

193

Transport, postal and warehousing

186

Administrative and support services

183

Wholesale trade

162

Arts and recreation services

101

Education and training

83

Information, media and telecommunications

53

Mining

6

Public administration and safety

21

Electricity, gas, water and waste services

10

Not classified

64

Total

5980

 

Major employers in the greater Hobart area include:  

  • CSIRO – marine and atmospheric research
  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • University of Tasmania
  • Cascade Breweries
  • Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Federal Group
  • Davies Brothers Pty Ltd
  • North West Bay Shipbuilding
  • International Catamarans
  • Nyrstar
  • Cadburys
  • Norske Skog
  • Vodafone
  • all Government of Tasmania departments
  • several Australian Government departments, Tasmanian offices