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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Flinders Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 118 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 Flinders Council.

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 Flinders Council'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
Flinders Council2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11830.86.410828.96.2+10
Mining10.21.800.12.3+1
Manufacturing133.47.9154.09.1-2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51.31.7174.42.1-12
Construction215.410.4308.08.6-9
Wholesale Trade235.92.5184.83.4+5
Retail Trade215.49.1246.410.1-3
Accommodation and Food Services194.96.2164.36.3+3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing184.84.8195.25.0-1
Information Media and Telecommunications20.41.420.51.9+0
Financial and Insurance Services20.52.030.72.2-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services92.31.592.31.5+0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services51.35.671.84.9-2
Administrative and Support Services102.62.0102.62.6+0
Public Administration and Safety297.57.7297.87.5+0
Education and Training246.38.3205.28.6+5
Health Care and Social Assistance3910.214.2297.611.9+11
Arts and Recreation Services112.82.451.41.6+5
Other Services164.14.0154.14.3+1
Total industries385100.0100.0374100.0100.0+11

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 Flinders Council in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (118 people or 30.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (39 people or 10.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (29 people or 7.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 187 people in total or 48.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (5.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (3.4% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Flinders Council increased by increased by 11 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 Flinders Council were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+11 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+10 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+5 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+5 full-time equivalent local workers)

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