Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the number of people employed within each industry of Hobart's economy.

Employment by Industry (full time equivalent job numbers). Other services = 1,899. Arts and recreation services = 1,145. Health care and social assistance = 9,279. Education and training = 5,617. Public Administration and Safety = 7,911. Administrative and support services = 1,129. Professional, scientific and technical services = 4,078. Rental, hiring and real estate services = 643. Financial and insurance services = 2,091. Information media and telecommunications = 1,425. Transport, postal and warehousing = 592. Accommodation and food services = 4,679. Retail trade = 4,695. Wholesale trade = 658. Construction = 1,804. Electricity, gas, water and waste services = 1,021. Manufacturing = 854. Mining = 32. Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing = 594. Inadequately described = 1,192.

Industry Growth and Decline from 2011 to 2016.

The most significant growth was seen in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (89%) although it must be noted that this growth is from a low base of employees in 2011. Growth was also seen in Construction (36%) from 1,328 employees in 2011 to 1,804 in 2016 and in Accommodation and Food Services (30% rise in employment). Health Care and Social Assistance, Education and Training, as well as Administrative and Support Services all rose by 23 to 24%.

The largest decline of 23% was experienced in Wholesale Trade, although this was from a relatively low base of 856 in 2011. Decline was also seen in Public Administration and Safety (13%) and Manufacturing (11%).