Meander Valley Council

Employment by industry (Total)

In Meander Valley Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,105 local jobs in 2021/22.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Meander Valley Council. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Meander Valley Council regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Meander Valley Council's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Meander Valley Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,10518.05.599316.15.6+112
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services380.61.9450.71.8-7
Wholesale Trade1522.52.41903.12.5-38
Retail Trade5599.19.65849.510.8-25
Accommodation and Food Services5448.87.55058.27.6+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2313.84.32193.64.5+11
Information Media and Telecommunications210.31.3280.41.7-6
Financial and Insurance Services250.42.1330.52.2-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services430.71.2320.51.4+11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2123.45.71873.04.9+25
Administrative and Support Services1582.62.71422.32.7+16
Public Administration and Safety2033.37.22714.47.2-69
Education and Training5038.29.63676.09.0+136
Health Care and Social Assistance5288.616.384013.614.2-312
Arts and Recreation Services2944.82.03605.82.2-66
Other Services1532.53.91562.53.8-3
Total industries6,151100.0100.06,158100.0100.0-7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Meander Valley Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,105 people or 18.0%)
  • Construction (723 people or 11.8%)
  • Manufacturing (609 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,438 people in total or 39.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.5% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 8.4% in Construction and 7.3% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (18.0% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.3% compared to 7.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (11.8% compared to 8.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Meander Valley Council decreased by -7 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Education and Training (+136 local workers)
  • Construction (+117 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+112 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+77 local workers)

Meander Valley Council

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