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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Derwent Valley Council area, making up 16.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Derwent Valley Council area 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 Derwent Valley Council area.

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).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Derwent Valley Council area currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of economy.id, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Derwent Valley Council area subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Derwent Valley Council area 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing25310.95.3
Mining00.00.9
Manufacturing37216.16.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services281.21.6
Construction1225.37.6
Wholesale Trade291.32.2
Retail Trade24310.510.9
Accommodation and Food Services1657.17.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing823.54.2
Information Media and Telecommunications80.31.4
Financial and Insurance Services210.92.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.91.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services441.94.7
Administrative and Support Services682.93.0
Public Administration and Safety1235.37.8
Education and Training24510.69.3
Health Care and Social Assistance30313.114.2
Arts and Recreation Services231.01.9
Other Services522.23.8
Industry not classified1114.83.4

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 0.9% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.8% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Derwent Valley Council area: 10.9% Mining, Derwent Valley Council area: 0.0% Manufacturing, Derwent Valley Council area: 16.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 1.2% Construction, Derwent Valley Council area: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, Derwent Valley Council area: 1.3% Retail Trade, Derwent Valley Council area: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Derwent Valley Council area: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Derwent Valley Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Derwent Valley Council area: 5.3% Education and Training, Derwent Valley Council area: 10.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Derwent Valley Council area: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 1.0% Other Services, Derwent Valley Council area: 2.2% Industry not classified, Derwent Valley Council area: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 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 Derwent Valley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (372 local workers 16.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (303 local workers 13.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (253 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 928 people in total or 40.1% of local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Derwent Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.1% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 7.8%)

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