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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 911 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

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 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 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
Northern Midlands Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing91119.710.41,04423.510.5-134
Mining270.63.2571.34.1-30
Manufacturing78817.010.770415.911.3+84
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services511.11.7571.31.6-5
Construction4379.58.84279.68.4+10
Wholesale Trade4299.33.43127.04.2+117
Retail Trade2986.49.72455.59.7+53
Accommodation and Food Services1713.76.12064.76.1-36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing49910.85.84039.15.6+96
Information Media and Telecommunications240.51.1200.41.2+5
Financial and Insurance Services160.41.8270.62.0-11
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1413.01.5841.91.2+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services591.33.7651.53.5-6
Administrative and Support Services721.52.1501.12.4+22
Public Administration and Safety1242.74.61924.35.1-68
Education and Training1332.97.31262.87.1+7
Health Care and Social Assistance2465.312.52405.410.6+6
Arts and Recreation Services430.91.6561.31.5-13
Other Services1563.44.01252.83.9+31

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 10.4% Mining, Regional TAS: 3.2% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Construction, Regional TAS: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 3.4% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% 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: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 4.6% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.6% Other Services, Regional TAS: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Midlands Council area: 19.7% Mining, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.6% Manufacturing, Northern Midlands Council area: 17.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.1% Construction, Northern Midlands Council area: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: 9.3% Retail Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: 6.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Midlands Council area: 10.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.3% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Midlands Council area: 2.7% Education and Training, Northern Midlands Council area: 2.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Midlands Council area: 5.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.9% Other Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Midlands Council area: -134 Mining, Northern Midlands Council area: -30 Manufacturing, Northern Midlands Council area: +84 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -5 Construction, Northern Midlands Council area: +10 Wholesale Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: +117 Retail Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: +53 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Midlands Council area: +96 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Midlands Council area: +5 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Midlands Council area: +56 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Midlands Council area: +22 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Midlands Council area: -68 Education and Training, Northern Midlands Council area: +7 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Midlands Council area: +6 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -13 Other Services, Northern Midlands Council area: +31
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (911 full-time equivalent local workers or 19.7%)
  • Manufacturing (788 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (499 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,198 people in total or 47.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 10.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 10.7% in Manufacturing; and 5.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.0% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (9.3% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.3% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in Northern Midlands Council area increased by 187 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Northern Midlands Council area were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-134 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+117 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+96 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+84 full-time equivalent local workers)

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