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King Island Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the King Island Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 250 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 King Island 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 King Island 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
King Island Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing25034.26.421730.56.2+33
Mining001.8002.3+0
Manufacturing9012.37.912818.09.1-39
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services121.71.7243.32.1-11
Construction466.210.4324.48.6+14
Wholesale Trade152.12.5172.43.4-2
Retail Trade527.19.1466.510.1+6
Accommodation and Food Services304.16.2273.86.3+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing273.74.8344.85.0-7
Information Media and Telecommunications10.21.430.41.9-2
Financial and Insurance Services40.52.050.62.2-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services121.61.591.31.5+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services91.25.671.04.9+2
Administrative and Support Services141.92.0172.42.6-4
Public Administration and Safety334.57.7355.07.5-3
Education and Training567.68.3537.58.6+3
Health Care and Social Assistance476.414.2294.111.9+17
Arts and Recreation Services111.52.440.61.6+7
Other Services243.34.0243.44.3+0
Total industries730100.0100.0712100.0100.0+19

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 King Island Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (250 people or 34.2%)
  • Manufacturing (90 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (56 people or 7.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 395 people in total or 54.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 8.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (34.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.3% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the King Island Council area increased by increased by 19 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 King Island Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+33 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+17 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+14 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+7 full-time equivalent local workers)

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