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Dorset Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Dorset Council area, making up 26.5% 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 Dorset Council area.

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, Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing59726.58.663726.57.7-40
Mining150.71.570.32.0+8
Manufacturing1346.08.61526.311.0-18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services271.21.3180.71.3+9
Construction1014.56.2994.16.3+2
Wholesale Trade472.12.6733.03.8-26
Retail Trade23010.211.426411.011.7-34
Accommodation and Food Services1978.88.01928.07.9+5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1135.04.71285.34.7-15
Information Media and Telecommunications70.30.9100.41.0-3
Financial and Insurance Services120.51.8210.92.2-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services221.01.2120.51.2+10
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services542.43.6632.63.4-9
Administrative and Support Services522.32.7472.02.5+5
Public Administration and Safety1215.45.21596.66.3-38
Education and Training1546.89.01697.08.9-15
Health Care and Social Assistance1697.513.61707.111.3-1
Arts and Recreation Services411.81.5381.61.2+3
Other Services612.73.7823.43.7-21
Industry not classified954.23.6632.62.0+32

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, Regional TAS: 8.6% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.5% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 8.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Construction, Regional TAS: 6.2% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 8.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.2% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.7% Industry not classified, Regional TAS: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Dorset Council area: 26.5% Mining, Dorset Council area: 0.7% Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: 1.2% Construction, Dorset Council area: 4.5% Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: 5.4% Education and Training, Dorset Council area: 6.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: 7.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: 1.8% Other Services, Dorset Council area: 2.7% Industry not classified, Dorset Council area: 4.2%
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, Dorset Council area: -40 Mining, Dorset Council area: +8 Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: -18 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: +9 Construction, Dorset Council area: +2 Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: -26 Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: -34 Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: +5 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: -15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: +10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: -9 Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: +5 Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: -38 Education and Training, Dorset Council area: -15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: +3 Other Services, Dorset Council area: -21 Industry not classified, Dorset Council area: +32
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 Dorset Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (597 local workers 26.5%)
  • Retail Trade (230 local workers 10.2%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (197 local workers 8.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,024 people in total or 45.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 8.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 8.0% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Dorset Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (26.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.0% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (6.8% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Dorset Council area.

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