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Employment by industry (Total)

In Flinders Council, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 103 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Flinders Council. 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
Flinders Council2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10320.88.89521.08.0+8
Mining00.02.200.02.90
Manufacturing265.28.8184.110.8+7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services204.11.3163.51.5+4
Construction224.59.1143.28.2+8
Wholesale Trade153.12.7163.53.60
Retail Trade377.411.1327.110.8+4
Accommodation and Food Services275.57.4296.57.3-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing254.94.7296.45.2-4
Information Media and Telecommunications112.11.120.31.2+9
Financial and Insurance Services40.91.641.02.00
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services91.81.2122.71.3-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services81.73.5112.43.4-2
Administrative and Support Services173.42.9132.82.8+4
Public Administration and Safety448.94.75011.05.5-6
Education and Training336.68.9306.68.6+3
Health Care and Social Assistance5811.614.1429.311.9+16
Arts and Recreation Services153.02.0122.71.6+3
Other Services224.43.9265.83.7-4

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 (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 8.8% Mining, Regional TAS: 2.2% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 8.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Construction, Regional TAS: 9.1% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.7% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.5% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 4.7% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 14.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 2.0% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Flinders Council: 20.8% Mining, Flinders Council: 0.0% Manufacturing, Flinders Council: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: 4.1% Construction, Flinders Council: 4.5% Wholesale Trade, Flinders Council: 3.1% Retail Trade, Flinders Council: 7.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Flinders Council: 5.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Flinders Council: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Flinders Council: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Flinders Council: 0.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Flinders Council: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Flinders Council: 1.7% Administrative and Support Services, Flinders Council: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Flinders Council: 8.9% Education and Training, Flinders Council: 6.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: 11.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: 3.0% Other Services, Flinders Council: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Flinders Council: +8 Mining, Flinders Council: 0 Manufacturing, Flinders Council: +7 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Flinders Council: +4 Construction, Flinders Council: +8 Wholesale Trade, Flinders Council: 0 Retail Trade, Flinders Council: +4 Accommodation and Food Services, Flinders Council: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Flinders Council: -4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Flinders Council: +9 Financial and Insurance Services, Flinders Council: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Flinders Council: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Flinders Council: -2 Administrative and Support Services, Flinders Council: +4 Public Administration and Safety, Flinders Council: -6 Education and Training, Flinders Council: +3 Health Care and Social Assistance, Flinders Council: +16 Arts and Recreation Services, Flinders Council: +3 Other Services, Flinders Council: -4
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 local workers in Flinders Council in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (103 people or 20.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (58 people or 11.6%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (44 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 205 people in total or 41.3% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 8.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.1% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 4.7% in Public Administration and Safety.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (20.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (8.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (7.4% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Flinders Council increased by 45 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Flinders Council.

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