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King Island Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the King Island Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 225 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 King Island 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 King Island 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 King Island 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
King Island Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22525.74.921525.15.1+10
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services202.21.7263.01.9-7
Wholesale Trade252.82.5172.03.1+8
Retail Trade728.211.2667.711.0+6
Accommodation and Food Services445.07.2425.07.3+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing394.54.3505.84.5-11
Information Media and Telecommunications30.31.730.31.9+0
Financial and Insurance Services50.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services131.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services161.95.2131.54.7+3
Administrative and Support Services252.82.6253.02.8-1
Public Administration and Safety465.38.0586.88.1-11
Education and Training677.69.5596.99.3+8
Health Care and Social Assistance647.413.6576.712.9+7
Arts and Recreation Services121.42.570.81.9+6
Other Services263.03.7273.13.8-1
Total industries875100.0100.0856100.0100.0+19

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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 King Island Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (225 people or 25.7%)
  • Manufacturing (119 people or 13.6%)
  • Retail Trade (72 people or 8.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 416 people in total or 47.5% 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 King Island Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.7% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (13.6% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the King Island Council area increased by increased by 19 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+16 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+10 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+8 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+8 local workers)

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