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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,044 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 Midlands 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 the Northern Midlands Council area'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 Midlands Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,04421.86.491521.16.2+130
Mining320.71.8421.02.3-10
Manufacturing80616.87.975917.59.1+46
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services390.81.7561.32.1-17
Construction58012.110.42946.88.6+286
Wholesale Trade3326.92.53708.53.4-38
Retail Trade2775.89.12656.110.1+12
Accommodation and Food Services1803.86.21904.46.3-10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4419.24.844310.25.0-2
Information Media and Telecommunications250.51.4210.51.9+4
Financial and Insurance Services130.32.0200.52.2-7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1332.81.51152.71.5+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services541.15.6581.34.9-4
Administrative and Support Services581.22.0681.62.6-10
Public Administration and Safety1292.77.71523.57.5-23
Education and Training1503.18.31413.38.6+9
Health Care and Social Assistance2795.814.22375.511.9+41
Arts and Recreation Services541.12.4410.91.6+13
Other Services1603.34.01453.34.3+16
Total industries4,786100.0100.04,333100.0100.0+453

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,044 people or 21.8%)
  • Manufacturing (806 people or 16.8%)
  • Construction (580 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,431 people in total or 50.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.9% in Manufacturing and 10.4% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (21.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (16.8% compared to 7.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.8% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (3.1% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by increased by 453 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 Midlands Council area were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+286 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+130 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+46 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+41 full-time equivalent local workers)

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