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Circular Head Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Circular Head Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,099 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Circular Head Council area.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Circular Head Council area's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Circular Head Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,09934.06.499328.06.2+106
Mining1304.01.81544.32.3-23
Manufacturing49015.17.971620.29.1-227
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services150.51.7170.52.1-2
Construction2196.810.43189.08.6-98
Wholesale Trade912.82.51173.33.4-26
Retail Trade1875.89.12446.910.1-56
Accommodation and Food Services1374.26.21444.16.3-7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1324.14.81293.75.0+2
Information Media and Telecommunications240.71.4200.61.9+4
Financial and Insurance Services260.82.0280.82.2-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services250.81.5270.81.5-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services822.55.6691.94.9+13
Administrative and Support Services321.02.0481.32.6-16
Public Administration and Safety742.37.7702.07.5+5
Education and Training1895.88.31965.58.6-7
Health Care and Social Assistance1584.914.21353.811.9+23
Arts and Recreation Services210.62.4140.41.6+7
Other Services1043.24.01032.94.3+1
Total industries3,235100.0100.03,541100.0100.0-306

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Circular Head Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,099 people or 34.0%)
  • Manufacturing (490 people or 15.1%)
  • Construction (219 people or 6.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,808 people in total or 55.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 10.4% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Circular Head Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (15.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.3% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Circular Head Council area increased by decreased by -306 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Circular Head Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+106 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+23 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+13 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)

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