Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,207 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 the Northern Tasmania Region.

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 the Northern Tasmania Region'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
Northern Tasmania Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,1758.16.43,7777.56.2+399
Mining6091.21.87231.42.3-114
Manufacturing5,0139.77.95,23710.49.1-224
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7651.51.79892.02.1-224
Construction4,9139.510.44,1308.28.6+783
Wholesale Trade1,7693.42.52,1554.33.4-386
Retail Trade4,9889.79.15,46910.910.1-480
Accommodation and Food Services3,2596.36.23,1916.36.3+68
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3624.64.82,5885.15.0-226
Information Media and Telecommunications5971.21.47641.51.9-168
Financial and Insurance Services1,0292.02.01,2392.52.2-210
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8191.61.57701.51.5+50
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3114.55.62,0554.14.9+256
Administrative and Support Services9471.82.01,2632.52.6-315
Public Administration and Safety2,5374.97.72,5765.17.5-39
Education and Training4,1518.08.34,3518.68.6-199
Health Care and Social Assistance8,20715.914.26,17112.311.9+2,036
Arts and Recreation Services1,0452.02.46951.41.6+351
Other Services2,1554.24.02,1674.34.3-12
Total industries51,652100.0100.050,307100.0100.0+1,345

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. 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 the Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,207 people or 15.9%)
  • Manufacturing (5,013 people or 9.7%)
  • Retail Trade (4,988 people or 9.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 18,208 people in total or 35.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 9.1% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.7% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (15.9% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.1% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by increased by 1,345 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,036 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+783 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+399 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+351 full-time equivalent local workers)

Northern Tasmania Region

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