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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Waratah-Wynyard Council area, Mining is the largest employer, generating 640 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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 Waratah-Wynyard 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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing47312.86.440010.76.2+74
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services210.61.7150.42.1+6
Wholesale Trade1925.22.52546.83.4-62
Retail Trade2486.79.12867.710.1-37
Accommodation and Food Services1674.56.21784.86.3-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1634.44.81383.75.0+24
Information Media and Telecommunications40.11.470.21.9-3
Financial and Insurance Services160.42.0170.52.2-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services250.71.5260.71.5-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services842.35.6822.24.9+2
Administrative and Support Services531.42.0541.42.6+0
Public Administration and Safety942.57.7792.17.5+15
Education and Training1985.38.32135.78.6-15
Health Care and Social Assistance38010.214.23148.511.9+65
Arts and Recreation Services180.52.4100.31.6+9
Other Services992.74.01183.24.3-19
Total industries3,709100.0100.03,719100.0100.0-11

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (640 people or 17.3%)
  • Manufacturing (592 people or 16.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (473 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,706 people in total or 46.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 1.8% in Mining; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (17.3% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.0% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (2.5% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area increased by decreased by -11 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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (+104 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+74 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+65 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+24 full-time equivalent local workers)

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