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Meander Valley Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In Meander Valley Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,079 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in 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 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
Meander Valley Council area2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,07915.98.888115.18.0+198
Mining701.02.2370.62.9+34
Manufacturing5307.88.865311.210.8-124
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services600.91.3681.21.5-7
Construction70510.49.159410.28.2+112
Wholesale Trade1812.72.72023.53.6-21
Retail Trade94513.911.161010.510.8+335
Accommodation and Food Services5047.47.45088.77.3-4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1892.84.52033.55.2-14
Information Media and Telecommunications240.41.1190.31.2+6
Financial and Insurance Services280.41.6360.62.0-8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services300.41.2510.91.3-21
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1622.43.51462.53.4+16
Administrative and Support Services1452.12.91512.62.8-6
Public Administration and Safety2864.24.72704.65.5+16
Education and Training3745.58.93866.68.6-13
Health Care and Social Assistance86212.714.35118.811.9+351
Arts and Recreation Services4316.42.03516.01.6+80
Other Services1702.53.91592.73.7+11

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: 4.5% 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: 14.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 2.0% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Meander Valley Council area: 15.9% Mining, Meander Valley Council area: 1.0% Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: 7.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.9% Construction, Meander Valley Council area: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 2.7% Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: 13.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: 7.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: 2.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: 0.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.4% Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: 4.2% Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: 12.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: 6.4% Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: 2.5%
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, Meander Valley Council area: +198 Mining, Meander Valley Council area: +34 Manufacturing, Meander Valley Council area: -124 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Meander Valley Council area: -7 Construction, Meander Valley Council area: +112 Wholesale Trade, Meander Valley Council area: -21 Retail Trade, Meander Valley Council area: +335 Accommodation and Food Services, Meander Valley Council area: -4 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Meander Valley Council area: -14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Meander Valley Council area: +6 Financial and Insurance Services, Meander Valley Council area: -8 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Meander Valley Council area: -21 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Meander Valley Council area: +16 Administrative and Support Services, Meander Valley Council area: -6 Public Administration and Safety, Meander Valley Council area: +16 Education and Training, Meander Valley Council area: -13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Meander Valley Council area: +351 Arts and Recreation Services, Meander Valley Council area: +80 Other Services, Meander Valley Council area: +11
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 Meander Valley Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,079 people or 15.9%)
  • Retail Trade (945 people or 13.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (862 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,886 people in total or 42.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 8.8% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.1% in Retail Trade; and 14.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Arts and Recreation Services (6.4% compared to 2.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (5.5% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Meander Valley Council area increased by 941 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Meander Valley Council area were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+351 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+335 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+198 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-124 local workers)

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