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Meander Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer in Meander Valley Council area, making up 15.6% 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 Meander Valley 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, Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS %Number%Regional TAS %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing86215.68.677015.07.7+92
Mining420.81.5240.52.0+18
Manufacturing4698.58.658211.311.0-113
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.71.3501.01.3-11
Construction4187.66.24057.96.3+13
Wholesale Trade1292.32.61663.23.8-37
Retail Trade55510.111.458711.411.7-32
Accommodation and Food Services4648.48.04829.47.9-18
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1853.44.71943.84.7-9
Information Media and Telecommunications240.40.9120.21.0+12
Financial and Insurance Services270.51.8400.82.2-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services310.61.2511.01.2-20
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1522.83.61332.63.4+19
Administrative and Support Services1112.02.71122.22.5-1
Public Administration and Safety2594.75.22534.96.3+6
Education and Training3486.39.03536.98.9-5
Health Care and Social Assistance77314.013.63587.011.3+415
Arts and Recreation Services2945.31.52965.81.2-2
Other Services1382.53.71352.63.7+3
Industry not classified1913.53.61292.52.0+62

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, Meander Valley Council area: 15.6% Mining, Meander Valley Council area: 0.8% Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.7% Construction, Meander Valley Council area: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 2.3% Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: 8.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: 3.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: 4.7% Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: 6.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: 14.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: 5.3% Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.5% Industry not classified, Meander Valley Council area: 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, Meander Valley Council area: +92 Mining, Meander Valley Council area: +18 Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: -113 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: -11 Construction, Meander Valley Council area: +13 Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -37 Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -32 Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: -18 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: -9 Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: +12 Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: -13 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: -20 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: +19 Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: -1 Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: +6 Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: -5 Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: +415 Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: -2 Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: +3 Industry not classified, Meander Valley Council area: +62
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 Meander Valley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (862 local workers 15.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (773 local workers 14.0%)
  • Retail Trade (555 local workers 10.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,190 people in total or 39.7% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 8.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (5.3% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (6.3% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (10.1% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Meander Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+415 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-113 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+92 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+62 local workers)

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