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Meander Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Meander Valley Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 976 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 Meander Valley 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 the Meander Valley Council area 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 Meander Valley Council area'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
Meander Valley Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing97615.34.989215.25.1+83
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services721.11.7721.21.9+0
Wholesale Trade1672.62.52023.43.1-35
Retail Trade71811.211.261010.411.0+108
Accommodation and Food Services4857.67.25018.57.3-16
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1892.94.31993.44.5-11
Information Media and Telecommunications160.21.7200.31.9-4
Financial and Insurance Services280.42.1340.62.3-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services260.41.2450.81.3-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1562.45.21482.54.7+8
Administrative and Support Services1262.02.61542.62.8-28
Public Administration and Safety2904.58.02734.68.1+17
Education and Training3485.49.53836.59.3-35
Health Care and Social Assistance80212.513.659610.112.9+207
Arts and Recreation Services4006.32.53355.71.9+65
Other Services1672.63.71592.73.8+7
Total industries6,396100.0100.05,879100.0100.0+518

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Meander Valley Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (976 people or 15.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (802 people or 12.5%)
  • Retail Trade (718 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,496 people in total or 39.0% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 11.2% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Meander Valley Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (5.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Arts and Recreation Services (6.3% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Meander Valley Council area increased by increased by 518 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+207 local workers)
  • Construction (+141 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+108 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+83 local workers)

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