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Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Flinders Council, 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 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 Flinders Council.

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, Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9623.58.69623.67.70
Mining00.01.500.02.00
Manufacturing92.28.6153.711.0-6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services184.41.3102.51.3+8
Construction266.46.2286.96.3-2
Wholesale Trade30.72.6102.53.8-7
Retail Trade245.911.4266.411.7-2
Accommodation and Food Services266.48.0256.27.9+1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing245.94.7204.94.7+4
Information Media and Telecommunications71.70.930.71.0+4
Financial and Insurance Services00.01.800.02.20
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51.21.292.21.2-4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services92.23.6123.03.4-3
Administrative and Support Services153.72.7153.72.50
Public Administration and Safety4310.55.24811.86.3-5
Education and Training297.19.0266.48.9+3
Health Care and Social Assistance4611.313.6327.911.3+14
Arts and Recreation Services51.21.530.71.2+2
Other Services61.53.7123.03.7-6
Industry not classified174.23.6163.92.0+1

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, Flinders Council: 23.5% Mining, Flinders Council: 0.0% Manufacturing, Flinders Council: 2.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: 4.4% Construction, Flinders Council: 6.4% Wholesale Trade, Flinders Council: 0.7% Retail Trade, Flinders Council: 5.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Flinders Council: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Flinders Council: 5.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Flinders Council: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Flinders Council: 0.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Flinders Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Flinders Council: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Flinders Council: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Flinders Council: 10.5% Education and Training, Flinders Council: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: 11.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: 1.2% Other Services, Flinders Council: 1.5% Industry not classified, Flinders Council: 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, Flinders Council: 0 Mining, Flinders Council: 0 Manufacturing, Flinders Council: -6 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: +8 Construction, Flinders Council: -2 Wholesale Trade, Flinders Council: -7 Retail Trade, Flinders Council: -2 Accommodation and Food Services, Flinders Council: +1 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Flinders Council: +4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Flinders Council: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Flinders Council: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Flinders Council: -4 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Flinders Council: -3 Administrative and Support Services, Flinders Council: 0 Public Administration and Safety, Flinders Council: -5 Education and Training, Flinders Council: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: +14 Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: +2 Other Services, Flinders Council: -6 Industry not classified, Flinders Council: +1
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 Flinders Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (96 local workers 23.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (46 local workers 11.3%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (43 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 185 people in total or 45.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 8.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 5.2% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (23.5% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (10.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.2% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.9% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

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

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