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West Tamar Council area

Employment by industry (FTE)

In West Tamar Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 980 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 West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2626.710.02767.89.6-15
Mining1694.33.52978.34.4-128
Manufacturing1684.39.72346.611.2-66
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services451.21.4431.21.7+3
Construction43311.110.83329.39.3+101
Wholesale Trade551.43.1922.63.8-38
Retail Trade3318.59.536810.39.7-37
Accommodation and Food Services2315.95.72677.56.3-36
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1654.25.31855.25.6-20
Information Media and Telecommunications270.71.0240.71.1+4
Financial and Insurance Services190.51.8431.21.9-24
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services551.41.5571.61.3-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1353.53.61403.93.5-5
Administrative and Support Services842.22.11093.12.3-25
Public Administration and Safety1203.14.41103.14.9+10
Education and Training42410.87.142611.97.4-2
Health Care and Social Assistance98025.113.23549.911.0+626
Arts and Recreation Services611.51.9611.71.50
Other Services1483.84.21464.13.6+2

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, West Tamar Council area: 6.7% Mining, West Tamar Council area: 4.3% Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: 4.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.2% Construction, West Tamar Council area: 11.1% Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: 1.4% Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: 8.5% Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: 0.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: 3.1% Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: 25.1% Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: 1.5% Other Services, West Tamar Council area: 3.8%
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, West Tamar Council area: -15 Mining, West Tamar Council area: -128 Manufacturing, West Tamar Council area: -66 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, West Tamar Council area: +3 Construction, West Tamar Council area: +101 Wholesale Trade, West Tamar Council area: -38 Retail Trade, West Tamar Council area: -37 Accommodation and Food Services, West Tamar Council area: -36 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, West Tamar Council area: -20 Information Media and Telecommunications, West Tamar Council area: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, West Tamar Council area: -24 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, West Tamar Council area: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, West Tamar Council area: -5 Administrative and Support Services, West Tamar Council area: -25 Public Administration and Safety, West Tamar Council area: +10 Education and Training, West Tamar Council area: -2 Health Care and Social Assistance, West Tamar Council area: +626 Arts and Recreation Services, West Tamar Council area: 0 Other Services, West Tamar Council area: +2
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 West Tamar Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (980 full-time equivalent local workers or 25.1%)
  • Construction (433 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (424 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,837 people in total or 47.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 13.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Construction; and 7.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (25.1% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (10.8% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (4.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.7% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in West Tamar Council area increased by 346 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 West Tamar Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+626 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (-128 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+101 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-66 full-time equivalent local workers)

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