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King Island Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in King Island Council area, making up 26.0% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cradle Coast Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across King Island Council area.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
King Island Council area 2016
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing19926.01.7
Mining81.00.2
Manufacturing10313.45.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services121.62.0
Construction374.86.3
Wholesale Trade70.91.9
Retail Trade607.811.2
Accommodation and Food Services455.97.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing425.53.5
Information Media and Telecommunications00.01.8
Financial and Insurance Services70.92.6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services111.41.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services172.25.9
Administrative and Support Services141.82.6
Public Administration and Safety395.111.0
Education and Training496.410.4
Health Care and Social Assistance628.115.0
Arts and Recreation Services121.62.3
Other Services243.13.9
Industry not classified283.73.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.7% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 5.9% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 11.0% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 15.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.9% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, King Island Council area: 26.0% Mining, King Island Council area: 1.0% Manufacturing, King Island Council area: 13.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, King Island Council area: 1.6% Construction, King Island Council area: 4.8% Wholesale Trade, King Island Council area: 0.9% Retail Trade, King Island Council area: 7.8% Accommodation and Food Services, King Island Council area: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, King Island Council area: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, King Island Council area: 0.0% Financial and Insurance Services, King Island Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, King Island Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, King Island Council area: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, King Island Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, King Island Council area: 5.1% Education and Training, King Island Council area: 6.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, King Island Council area: 8.1% Arts and Recreation Services, King Island Council area: 1.6% Other Services, King Island Council area: 3.1% Industry not classified, King Island Council area: 3.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in King Island Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (199 local workers 26.0%)
  • Manufacturing (103 local workers 13.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (62 local workers 8.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 364 people in total or 47.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 1.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.5% in Manufacturing; and 15.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of King Island Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (13.4% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.1% compared to 15.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 11.0%)

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