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Murchison - Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 2,317 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 Murchison - 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 Murchison - 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
Murchison - Burnie Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,31411.86.42,0169.96.2+298
Mining2,19611.21.82,73413.42.3-537
Manufacturing2,13310.87.92,71613.39.1-583
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1470.71.71590.82.1-12
Construction1,7999.110.41,5507.68.6+249
Wholesale Trade5682.92.56673.33.4-99
Retail Trade1,4727.59.11,7368.510.1-264
Accommodation and Food Services9644.96.21,0024.96.3-38
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0675.44.81,0785.35.0-11
Information Media and Telecommunications1540.81.41890.91.9-35
Financial and Insurance Services2081.12.02211.12.2-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2211.11.52191.11.5+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4922.55.64492.24.9+44
Administrative and Support Services4682.42.05572.72.6-89
Public Administration and Safety9414.87.79524.77.5-10
Education and Training1,3446.88.31,3816.88.6-36
Health Care and Social Assistance2,31711.814.21,9469.511.9+371
Arts and Recreation Services1270.62.4780.41.6+49
Other Services7433.84.07843.84.3-41
Total industries19,677100.0100.020,433100.0100.0-756

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,317 people or 11.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,314 people or 11.8%)
  • Mining (2,196 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 6,827 people in total or 34.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 1.8% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (11.2% compared to 1.8%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.8% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region increased by decreased by -756 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 Murchison - Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+371 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+298 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+249 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+49 full-time equivalent local workers)

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