Flinders Island Council

economic profile (lite)

flinders-island logo

Furneaux Island Group

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in 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 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).

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, Furneaux Island Group 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.
Current benchmark:
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
Furneaux Island Group20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9623.55.39624.44.8--
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services184.41.6102.51.7+8
Wholesale Trade30.72.2102.53.3-7
Retail Trade245.910.9266.611.3-2
Accommodation and Food Services266.47.7256.37.3+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing245.94.2205.14.3+4
Information Media and Telecommunications71.71.430.81.5+4
Financial and Insurance Services002.1002.4--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92.24.7123.04.7-3
Administrative and Support Services153.73.0153.82.7--
Public Administration and Safety4310.57.84812.29.0-5
Education and Training297.19.3266.69.0+3
Health Care and Social Assistance4611.314.2328.112.0+14
Arts and Recreation Services51.21.930.81.6+2
Other Services61.53.8123.03.7-6
Industry not classified174.23.4164.12.0+1
Total persons408100.0100.0394100.0100.0+14

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

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 people or 23.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (46 people or 11.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (43 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 185 people in total or 45.3% of the 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 Furneaux Island Group and Tasmania were:

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

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Furneaux Island Group were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+14 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+8 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-7 local workers)
  • Other Services (-6 local workers)

Flinders Island Council

economic profile