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Furneaux Island Group

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in the Furneaux Island Group, making up 23.5% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Furneaux Island Group 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 Furneaux Island Group.

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 Furneaux Island Group 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 Furneaux Island Group subscribe to the FULL version of economy.id.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Furneaux Island Group 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9623.55.3
Mining00.00.9
Manufacturing92.26.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services184.41.6
Construction266.47.6
Wholesale Trade30.72.2
Retail Trade245.910.9
Accommodation and Food Services266.47.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing245.94.2
Information Media and Telecommunications71.71.4
Financial and Insurance Services00.02.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51.21.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92.24.7
Administrative and Support Services153.73.0
Public Administration and Safety4310.57.8
Education and Training297.19.3
Health Care and Social Assistance4611.314.2
Arts and Recreation Services51.21.9
Other Services61.53.8
Industry not classified174.23.4

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, Furneaux Island Group: 23.5% Mining, Furneaux Island Group: 0.0% Manufacturing, Furneaux Island Group: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Furneaux Island Group: 4.4% Construction, Furneaux Island Group: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Furneaux Island Group: 0.7% Retail Trade, Furneaux Island Group: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Furneaux Island Group: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Furneaux Island Group: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Furneaux Island Group: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Furneaux Island Group: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Furneaux Island Group: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Furneaux Island Group: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Furneaux Island Group: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Furneaux Island Group: 10.5% Education and Training, Furneaux Island Group: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Furneaux Island Group: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Furneaux Island Group: 1.2% Other Services, Furneaux Island Group: 1.5% Industry not classified, Furneaux Island Group: 4.2%
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 Furneaux Island Group in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (96 local workers 23.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (46 local workers 11.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (43 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 185 people in total or 45.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Furneaux Island Group and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.5% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.2% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (11.3% compared to 14.2%)

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