Meander Valley Council

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Meander Valley Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,063 FTE jobs in 2021/22.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Meander Valley Council.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Meander Valley Council2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,06321.06.694018.56.5+123
Mining450.91.6891.81.8-45
Manufacturing51110.17.84949.78.4+17
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services360.72.1350.72.0+1
Construction62812.49.355110.810.1+78
Wholesale Trade1422.82.61853.62.9-43
Retail Trade4248.48.84368.69.6-12
Accommodation and Food Services3647.26.13256.46.3+39
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2124.24.62074.15.0+5
Information Media and Telecommunications150.31.3210.41.7-5
Financial and Insurance Services180.42.1260.52.2-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services340.71.1320.61.5+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1773.56.11653.25.2+13
Administrative and Support Services1022.02.2981.92.2+4
Public Administration and Safety1623.27.32154.27.2-53
Education and Training3887.79.62695.38.7+119
Health Care and Social Assistance3947.815.561712.113.0-223
Arts and Recreation Services2134.21.72494.91.9-36
Other Services1222.43.81362.73.8-14
Total industries5,051100.0100.05,089100.0100.0-37

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in Meander Valley Council in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,063 people or 21.0%)
  • Construction (628 people or 12.4%)
  • Manufacturing (511 people or 10.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,202 people in total or 43.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.3% in Construction and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.8% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.2% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (12.4% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Meander Valley Council increased by decreased by -37 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in Meander Valley Council were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+123 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+119 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+78 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+39 full-time equivalent local workers)

Meander Valley Council

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