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Circular Head Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Circular Head Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 947 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 Circular Head Council area. 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 Circular Head Council area 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 Circular Head 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.

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
Circular Head Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94724.94.992522.65.1+21
Mining1283.41.21423.51.6-13
Manufacturing67917.97.880419.68.6-124
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services220.61.7230.61.9-1
Construction2476.59.03618.87.7-114
Wholesale Trade1133.02.51393.43.1-26
Retail Trade2797.311.23227.911.0-43
Accommodation and Food Services2356.27.22305.67.3+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1453.84.31433.54.5+2
Information Media and Telecommunications411.11.7360.91.9+5
Financial and Insurance Services411.12.1431.02.3-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services300.81.2360.91.3-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services842.25.2812.04.7+3
Administrative and Support Services581.52.6611.52.8-3
Public Administration and Safety1022.78.01032.58.1-1
Education and Training2757.29.52826.99.3-7
Health Care and Social Assistance2245.913.62175.312.9+7
Arts and Recreation Services300.82.5200.51.9+10
Other Services1203.23.71243.03.8-4
Total industries3,802100.0100.04,092100.0100.0-290

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 local workers in the Circular Head Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (947 people or 24.9%)
  • Manufacturing (679 people or 17.9%)
  • Retail Trade (279 people or 7.3%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,906 people in total or 50.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.8% in Manufacturing and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Circular Head Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (17.9% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (5.9% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (2.7% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Circular Head Council area increased by decreased by -290 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+21 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+10 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+7 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+5 local workers)

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