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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Greater Burnie Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,810 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region.

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 Greater Burnie Economic Region'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
Greater Burnie Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3787.66.41,2626.96.2+116
Mining9005.01.81,0185.62.3-118
Manufacturing1,99211.17.92,46213.59.1-471
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services970.51.71080.62.1-10
Construction1,5768.710.41,6338.98.6-56
Wholesale Trade6843.82.57504.13.4-67
Retail Trade1,6409.19.11,85610.210.1-215
Accommodation and Food Services9375.26.29435.26.3-6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0535.84.81,0295.65.0+24
Information Media and Telecommunications1390.81.41791.01.9-40
Financial and Insurance Services1901.12.02131.22.2-23
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2221.21.52161.21.5+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5823.25.65192.84.9+63
Administrative and Support Services4712.62.05352.92.6-64
Public Administration and Safety9785.47.79545.27.5+23
Education and Training1,3977.88.31,4257.88.6-28
Health Care and Social Assistance2,81015.614.22,21512.111.9+595
Arts and Recreation Services1350.72.4920.51.6+43
Other Services8434.74.08614.74.3-19
Total industries18,022100.0100.018,269100.0100.0-247

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 Greater Burnie Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,810 people or 15.6%)
  • Manufacturing (1,992 people or 11.1%)
  • Retail Trade (1,640 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,442 people in total or 35.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Greater Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (5.0% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.1% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Greater Burnie Economic Region increased by decreased by -247 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+595 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+116 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+63 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+43 full-time equivalent local workers)

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