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King Island Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the King Island Council area's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the King Island Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the King Island Council area, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the King Island Council area are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
King Island Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing22127.55.322325.44.5-2
Mining101.21.040.51.2+6
Manufacturing10713.36.916418.78.2-57
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services91.11.6131.51.6-4
Construction526.57.6525.97.1--
Wholesale Trade70.92.2242.73.1-17
Retail Trade536.610.9738.310.6-20
Accommodation and Food Services415.17.6374.26.8+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing415.14.2505.74.0-9
Information Media and Telecommunications40.51.4001.4+4
Financial and Insurance Services50.62.170.82.3-2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services91.11.2001.2+9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services111.44.7111.34.4--
Administrative and Support Services141.73.070.82.5+7
Public Administration and Safety344.27.8616.98.4-27
Education and Training526.59.3414.78.4+11
Health Care and Social Assistance607.514.2515.811.2+9
Arts and Recreation Services111.41.9001.5+11
Other Services263.23.7161.83.5+10
Industry not classified303.73.4182.01.8+12
Total Persons797100.0100.0852100.0100.0-55

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

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the King Island Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (221 people or 27.5%)
  • Manufacturing (107 people or 13.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (60 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 388 people in total or 48.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 6.9% in Manufacturing and 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the King Island Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (27.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.5% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (13.3% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (6.6% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the King Island Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-57 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-27 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-20 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-17 resident workforce)

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