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King Island Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

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In King Island Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 229 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 Cradle Coast Region 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 Cradle Coast 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.

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.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
King Island Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22924.31.622624.81.4+4
Mining212.30.400.00.3+21
Manufacturing12012.85.615517.06.4-34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services232.52.1242.62.20
Construction515.48.3545.98.3-3
Wholesale Trade262.82.1262.92.80
Retail Trade798.310.9748.210.9+4
Accommodation and Food Services454.87.8455.06.90
Transport, Postal and Warehousing576.13.8525.83.8+5
Information Media and Telecommunications30.32.130.32.50
Financial and Insurance Services60.62.650.62.90
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services141.51.480.91.6+6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services161.76.2111.36.5+4
Administrative and Support Services252.63.0273.02.6-2
Public Administration and Safety485.110.9687.512.1-20
Education and Training677.110.3485.39.5+19
Health Care and Social Assistance707.414.6515.612.8+18
Arts and Recreation Services181.92.430.32.5+15
Other Services252.74.0293.13.9-3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.4% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 10.9% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 14.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.4% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, King Island Council area: 24.3% Mining, King Island Council area: 2.3% Manufacturing, King Island Council area: 12.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, King Island Council area: 2.5% Construction, King Island Council area: 5.4% Wholesale Trade, King Island Council area: 2.8% Retail Trade, King Island Council area: 8.3% Accommodation and Food Services, King Island Council area: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, King Island Council area: 6.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, King Island Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, King Island Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, King Island Council area: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, King Island Council area: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, King Island Council area: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, King Island Council area: 5.1% Education and Training, King Island Council area: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, King Island Council area: 7.4% Arts and Recreation Services, King Island Council area: 1.9% Other Services, King Island Council area: 2.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, King Island Council area: +4 Mining, King Island Council area: +21 Manufacturing, King Island Council area: -34 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, King Island Council area: 0 Construction, King Island Council area: -3 Wholesale Trade, King Island Council area: 0 Retail Trade, King Island Council area: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, King Island Council area: 0 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, King Island Council area: +5 Information Media and Telecommunications, King Island Council area: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, King Island Council area: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, King Island Council area: +6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, King Island Council area: +4 Administrative and Support Services, King Island Council area: -2 Public Administration and Safety, King Island Council area: -20 Education and Training, King Island Council area: +19 Health Care and Social Assistance, King Island Council area: +18 Arts and Recreation Services, King Island Council area: +15 Other Services, King Island Council area: -3
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in King Island Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (229 people or 24.3%)
  • Manufacturing (120 people or 12.8%)
  • Retail Trade (79 people or 8.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 428 people in total or 45.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 1.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 5.6% in Manufacturing; and 10.9% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of King Island Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.3% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (12.8% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.4% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in King Island Council area increased by 34 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in King Island Council area.

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