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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,118 local jobs in 2019/20.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Northern Midlands Council area. 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 Midlands Council area2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,11819.510.196617.68.7+152
Mining150.31.9240.42.2-10
Manufacturing1,00817.69.493917.110.2+69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services591.01.4621.11.5-3
Construction59310.47.74408.07.4+153
Wholesale Trade4608.02.84778.73.4-17
Retail Trade3916.810.64007.311.1-9
Accommodation and Food Services2754.87.62785.17.6-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4778.34.65439.95.1-66
Information Media and Telecommunications190.30.8210.41.1-3
Financial and Insurance Services170.31.6220.41.8-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1532.71.11562.81.3-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services701.24.0761.43.5-6
Administrative and Support Services1011.82.71092.03.0-9
Public Administration and Safety1803.25.22003.65.3-19
Education and Training1883.38.42083.88.9-21
Health Care and Social Assistance3646.414.63546.412.8+10
Arts and Recreation Services621.11.9500.91.4+12
Other Services1713.03.51723.13.8-1

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

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Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 10.1% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.9% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 9.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.4% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.8% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 10.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.2% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 14.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.9% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Midlands Council area: 19.5% Mining, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.3% Manufacturing, Northern Midlands Council area: 17.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.0% Construction, Northern Midlands Council area: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: 8.0% Retail Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: 6.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Midlands Council area: 8.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 0.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 2.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.8% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.2% Education and Training, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Midlands Council area: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 1.1% Other Services, Northern Midlands Council area: 3.0%
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 Midlands Council area: +152 Mining, Northern Midlands Council area: -10 Manufacturing, Northern Midlands Council area: +69 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -3 Construction, Northern Midlands Council area: +153 Wholesale Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: -17 Retail Trade, Northern Midlands Council area: -9 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -3 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Midlands Council area: -66 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Midlands Council area: -3 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -4 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -6 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -9 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Midlands Council area: -19 Education and Training, Northern Midlands Council area: -21 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Midlands Council area: +10 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Midlands Council area: +12 Other Services, Northern Midlands Council area: -1
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 Midlands Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,118 people or 19.5%)
  • Manufacturing (1,008 people or 17.6%)
  • Construction (593 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,719 people in total or 47.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 10.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 9.4% in Manufacturing; and 7.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (19.5% compared to 10.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (17.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Wholesale Trade (8.0% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 14.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Northern Midlands Council area increased by 223 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Construction (+153 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+152 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+69 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-66 local workers)

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