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George Town Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In George Town Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 1,148 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in George Town 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
George Town Council area2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1615.78.91314.07.9+30
Mining1404.91.9772.32.5+63
Manufacturing1,14840.49.51,40743.111.4-259
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services441.61.5802.41.4-35
Construction1605.67.82307.17.7-71
Wholesale Trade441.52.9521.63.9-8
Retail Trade1726.011.42156.610.9-43
Accommodation and Food Services983.57.61283.97.2-30
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1916.74.82587.95.2-67
Information Media and Telecommunications351.21.120.11.3+33
Financial and Insurance Services190.71.7140.42.1+5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services311.11.3341.01.3-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services351.23.6220.73.4+13
Administrative and Support Services732.63.0732.22.80
Public Administration and Safety843.05.01163.55.8-32
Education and Training1866.58.81795.58.6+7
Health Care and Social Assistance1685.913.71705.211.2-2
Arts and Recreation Services60.21.7230.71.5-17
Other Services461.63.8521.63.8-6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 8.9% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.9% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.9% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: 5.7% Mining, George Town Council area: 4.9% Manufacturing, George Town Council area: 40.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: 1.6% Construction, George Town Council area: 5.6% Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: 1.5% Retail Trade, George Town Council area: 6.0% Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: 3.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: 6.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: 1.2% Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: 3.0% Education and Training, George Town Council area: 6.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: 5.9% Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: 0.2% Other Services, George Town Council area: 1.6%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, George Town Council area: +30 Mining, George Town Council area: +63 Manufacturing, George Town Council area: -259 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, George Town Council area: -35 Construction, George Town Council area: -71 Wholesale Trade, George Town Council area: -8 Retail Trade, George Town Council area: -43 Accommodation and Food Services, George Town Council area: -30 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, George Town Council area: -67 Information Media and Telecommunications, George Town Council area: +33 Financial and Insurance Services, George Town Council area: +5 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, George Town Council area: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, George Town Council area: +13 Administrative and Support Services, George Town Council area: 0 Public Administration and Safety, George Town Council area: -32 Education and Training, George Town Council area: +7 Health Care and Social Assistance, George Town Council area: -2 Arts and Recreation Services, George Town Council area: -17 Other Services, George Town Council area: -6
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in George Town Council area in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (1,148 people or 40.4%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (191 people or 6.7%)
  • Education and Training (186 people or 6.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,525 people in total or 53.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 9.5% in Manufacturing; 4.8% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 8.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (40.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.9% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (6.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (3.5% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in George Town Council area decreased by 421 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in George Town Council area were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-259 local workers)
  • Construction (-71 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-67 local workers)
  • Mining (+63 local workers)

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