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Northern Tasmania Region

Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the Northern Tasmania Region, making up 15.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Northern Tasmania Region 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 Northern Tasmania Region.

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 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, Northern Tasmania Region 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.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,4286.25.33,1095.54.8+319
Mining2830.50.93640.61.2-81
Manufacturing4,4358.06.95,95910.58.7-1,524
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7971.41.68161.41.7-19
Construction3,4566.37.63,4766.17.6-20
Wholesale Trade1,6082.92.22,1973.93.3-589
Retail Trade6,63212.010.96,82712.111.3-195
Accommodation and Food Services4,3677.97.74,4517.97.3-84
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3734.34.22,4514.34.3-78
Information Media and Telecommunications6131.11.47011.21.5-88
Financial and Insurance Services1,3292.42.11,6813.02.4-352
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7551.41.27691.41.3-14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,2634.14.72,1343.84.7+129
Administrative and Support Services1,3032.43.01,3482.42.7-45
Public Administration and Safety3,0055.47.83,8076.79.0-802
Education and Training5,2639.59.35,3559.59.0-92
Health Care and Social Assistance8,33515.114.26,91112.212.0+1,424
Arts and Recreation Services9471.71.98341.51.6+113
Other Services2,0383.73.82,1293.83.7-91
Industry not classified1,9263.53.41,2602.22.0+666

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, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.2% Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.5% Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.4% Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.3% Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.9% Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.4% Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.7% Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.7% Industry not classified, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: +319 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: -81 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -1,524 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -19 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: -20 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -589 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -195 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -84 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: -78 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: -88 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -352 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +129 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -45 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: -802 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: -92 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: +1,424 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +113 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -91 Industry not classified, Northern Tasmania Region: +666
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,335 local workers 15.1%)
  • Retail Trade (6,632 local workers 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (5,263 local workers 9.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,230 people in total or 36.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (8.0% compared to 6.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.0% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (6.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,524 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,424 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-802 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+666 local workers)

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