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Northern Tasmania Region

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 10,892 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Northern Tasmania Region. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Northern Tasmania Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
Northern Tasmania Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4,7467.16.04,1516.45.4+595
Mining5910.91.16140.91.4-23
Manufacturing6,0259.17.56,0949.48.3-69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0191.51.71,1051.71.8-86
Construction5,1907.88.34,7837.47.7+407
Wholesale Trade2,0313.12.52,4683.83.0-437
Retail Trade7,39411.110.57,52611.611.0-132
Accommodation and Food Services5,0807.67.44,9267.67.6+154
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6634.04.33,0344.74.5-371
Information Media and Telecommunications7241.11.49021.41.8-177
Financial and Insurance Services1,4582.22.11,5902.52.2-133
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8441.31.29331.41.4-89
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0534.65.62,5994.04.7+454
Administrative and Support Services1,6212.42.61,7922.82.9-171
Public Administration and Safety3,5635.48.03,6005.58.0-38
Education and Training5,8908.99.36,1419.59.4-251
Health Care and Social Assistance10,89216.414.69,11114.013.5+1,781
Arts and Recreation Services1,3592.02.41,0841.71.8+275
Other Services2,3433.53.52,4593.83.8-116

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 6.0% Mining, Tasmania: 1.1% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 7.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.7% Construction, Tasmania: 8.3% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.5% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 8.0% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 2.4% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.1% Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.9% Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.5% Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.1% Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.4% Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: 16.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.0% Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: +595 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: -23 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -69 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -86 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: +407 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -437 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -132 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +154 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: -371 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: -177 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -133 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -89 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +454 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -171 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: -38 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: -251 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: +1,781 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +275 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -116
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Northern Tasmania Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,892 people or 16.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,394 people or 11.1%)
  • Manufacturing (6,025 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 24,311 people in total or 36.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Retail Trade; and 7.5% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.4% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (9.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (7.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.4% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by 1,574 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,781 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+595 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+454 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-437 local workers)

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