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Burnie City

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Burnie City, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 1,938 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Burnie City. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Burnie City regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Burnie City'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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Burnie City2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3783.24.93042.55.1+75
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services750.61.7970.81.9-22
Wholesale Trade3232.82.52672.23.1+56
Retail Trade1,39411.911.21,41211.811.0-19
Accommodation and Food Services6935.97.26965.87.3-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7776.64.37826.54.5-6
Information Media and Telecommunications1821.61.72131.81.9-31
Financial and Insurance Services2191.92.12332.02.3-14
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1491.31.21571.31.3-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3673.15.23442.94.7+24
Administrative and Support Services5734.92.65364.52.8+37
Public Administration and Safety9257.98.09648.18.1-39
Education and Training1,1239.69.51,0939.19.3+30
Health Care and Social Assistance1,93816.513.61,84515.412.9+93
Arts and Recreation Services790.72.5510.41.9+28
Other Services5344.63.75244.43.8+10
Total industries11,719100.0100.011,950100.0100.0-231

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 local workers in the Burnie City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,938 people or 16.5%)
  • Retail Trade (1,394 people or 11.9%)
  • Education and Training (1,123 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 4,454 people in total or 38.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 9.5% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Burnie City and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (6.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Transport, Postal and Warehousing (6.6% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Administrative and Support Services (4.9% compared to 2.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Burnie City increased by decreased by -231 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+93 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+75 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+56 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+37 local workers)

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