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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Greater Burnie Economic Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 3,450 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 Greater Burnie Economic Region. 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 Greater Burnie Economic 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 the Greater 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.

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
Greater Burnie Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3936.14.91,3445.95.1+49
Mining7973.51.28973.91.6-100
Manufacturing2,40410.57.82,66111.78.6-256
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1240.51.71400.61.9-16
Construction1,7597.79.01,8308.17.7-71
Wholesale Trade8483.72.58143.63.1+34
Retail Trade2,64911.611.22,62011.511.0+29
Accommodation and Food Services1,4316.37.21,4596.47.3-27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1625.14.31,1595.14.5+3
Information Media and Telecommunications2321.01.72621.21.9-30
Financial and Insurance Services2781.22.13111.42.3-32
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2371.01.22531.11.3-16
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7493.35.26863.04.7+63
Administrative and Support Services8393.72.67783.42.8+62
Public Administration and Safety1,3445.98.01,3385.98.1+6
Education and Training2,0078.89.51,9778.79.3+30
Health Care and Social Assistance3,45015.113.63,07813.512.9+371
Arts and Recreation Services2181.02.51510.71.9+66
Other Services9704.23.79634.23.8+7
Total industries22,892100.0100.022,719100.0100.0+173

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,450 people or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,649 people or 11.6%)
  • Manufacturing (2,404 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,503 people in total or 37.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (10.5% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (3.5% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.3% compared to 5.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Greater Burnie Economic Region increased by increased by 173 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+371 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+66 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+63 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+62 local workers)

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