Northern Tasmania Region

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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 10,023 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 the 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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Northern Tasmania Region2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,8706.04.93,8336.15.1+37
Mining5490.81.26981.11.6-149
Manufacturing6,0719.47.86,1619.78.6-90
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services9721.51.71,1451.81.9-173
Construction5,4468.49.04,6397.37.7+807
Wholesale Trade2,1863.42.52,4113.83.1-226
Retail Trade7,52111.611.27,33211.611.0+189
Accommodation and Food Services4,8427.57.24,7217.57.3+121
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6614.14.32,9624.74.5-301
Information Media and Telecommunications8501.31.79721.51.9-123
Financial and Insurance Services1,4762.32.11,6422.62.3-166
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8411.31.28821.41.3-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,7004.25.22,4883.94.7+212
Administrative and Support Services1,5522.42.61,7442.82.8-192
Public Administration and Safety3,4315.38.03,6265.78.1-195
Education and Training6,0219.39.55,9629.49.3+59
Health Care and Social Assistance10,02315.413.68,48213.412.9+1,541
Arts and Recreation Services1,3752.12.51,0581.71.9+316
Other Services2,4903.83.72,4583.93.8+32
Total industries64,876100.0100.063,218100.0100.0+1,658

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (10,023 people or 15.4%)
  • Retail Trade (7,521 people or 11.6%)
  • Manufacturing (6,071 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 23,616 people in total or 36.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 7.8% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (15.4% compared to 13.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (9.4% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.0% compared to 4.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by increased by 1,658 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,541 local workers)
  • Construction (+807 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+316 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+212 local workers)

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