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Greater Burnie Economic Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Greater Burnie Economic Region, making up 15.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Greater Burnie Economic Region regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Greater Burnie Economic Region.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Greater Burnie Economic Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Greater Burnie Economic Region20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,2246.25.31,1025.44.8+122
Mining5252.60.95712.81.2-46
Manufacturing1,7779.06.92,65013.08.7-873
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services990.51.61570.81.7-58
Construction1,2636.47.61,2065.97.6+57
Wholesale Trade5232.62.28654.23.3-342
Retail Trade2,43812.310.92,48912.211.3-51
Accommodation and Food Services1,4067.17.71,3016.47.3+105
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9634.94.28694.34.3+94
Information Media and Telecommunications1350.71.41820.91.5-47
Financial and Insurance Services2641.32.13091.52.4-45
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2151.11.22241.11.3-9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6123.14.76002.94.7+12
Administrative and Support Services7163.63.05742.82.7+142
Public Administration and Safety1,1846.07.81,4887.39.0-304
Education and Training1,7819.09.31,8249.09.0-43
Health Care and Social Assistance3,00015.114.22,63512.912.0+365
Arts and Recreation Services1430.71.91200.61.6+23
Other Services8344.23.88524.23.7-18
Industry not classified7443.73.42981.52.0+446
Total persons19,846100.0100.020,365100.0100.0-519

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Greater Burnie Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,000 people or 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (2,438 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (1,781 people or 9.0%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 7,219 people in total or 36.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 9.3% in Education and Training.

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 (9.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (6.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Mining (2.6% compared to 0.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.1% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Greater Burnie Economic Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-873 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+446 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+365 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-342 local workers)

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