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George Town Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In George Town Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 928 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 George Town Council area.

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 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.

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 the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
George Town Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1435.910.01304.99.6+13
Mining2128.83.51405.34.4+72
Manufacturing92838.59.71,19445.011.2-266
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services421.71.4652.51.7-24
Construction2078.610.81776.79.3+30
Wholesale Trade492.03.1451.73.8+4
Retail Trade1174.89.51425.39.7-25
Accommodation and Food Services562.35.7803.06.3-24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1566.45.32158.15.6-60
Information Media and Telecommunications301.31.080.31.1+23
Financial and Insurance Services180.81.8110.41.9+8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services210.91.5180.71.3+3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services341.43.6230.93.5+11
Administrative and Support Services431.82.1491.92.3-7
Public Administration and Safety612.54.4752.84.9-14
Education and Training1255.27.11184.57.4+6
Health Care and Social Assistance1174.913.21124.211.0+5
Arts and Recreation Services50.21.9110.41.5-6
Other Services472.04.2401.53.6+8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 10.0% Mining, Regional TAS: 3.5% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 9.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.4% Construction, Regional TAS: 10.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 3.1% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 5.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 5.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 4.4% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 7.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.9% Other Services, Regional TAS: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: 5.9% Mining, George Town Council area: 8.8% Manufacturing, George Town Council area: 38.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: 1.7% Construction, George Town Council area: 8.6% Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: 2.0% Retail Trade, George Town Council area: 4.8% Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: 2.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: 6.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: 1.4% Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: 2.5% Education and Training, George Town Council area: 5.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: 4.9% Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: 0.2% Other Services, George Town Council area: 2.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: +13 Mining, George Town Council area: +72 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: -266 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: -24 Construction, George Town Council area: +30 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: +4 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: -25 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: -24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: -60 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: +23 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: +8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: +3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: +11 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: -7 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: -14 Education and Training, George Town Council area: +6 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: +5 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: -6 Other Services, George Town Council area: +8
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in George Town Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (928 full-time equivalent local workers or 38.5%)
  • Mining (212 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.8%)
  • Construction (207 full-time equivalent local workers or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,347 people in total or 55.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 9.7% in Manufacturing; 3.5% in Mining; and 10.8% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of George Town Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (38.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (8.8% compared to 3.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (4.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.8% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in George Town Council area decreased by 243 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in George Town Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-266 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+72 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-60 full-time equivalent local workers)

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