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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Manufacturing is the largest employer, generating 987 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 Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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
Northern Midlands Council area2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing94016.94.989717.45.1+43
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services520.91.7651.31.9-13
Wholesale Trade4317.72.54288.33.1+3
Retail Trade4157.411.23757.311.0+40
Accommodation and Food Services2654.87.22765.47.3-11
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4878.84.35029.84.5-15
Information Media and Telecommunications360.61.7270.51.9+9
Financial and Insurance Services180.32.1230.52.3-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1412.51.21362.61.3+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services671.25.2761.54.7-9
Administrative and Support Services981.82.6981.92.8+0
Public Administration and Safety1783.28.02154.28.1-37
Education and Training2204.09.52034.09.3+17
Health Care and Social Assistance3516.313.63416.612.9+10
Arts and Recreation Services611.12.5531.01.9+8
Other Services1823.33.71663.23.8+17
Total industries5,570100.0100.05,141100.0100.0+428

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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing (987 people or 17.7%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (940 people or 16.9%)
  • Construction (619 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,546 people in total or 45.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 7.8% in Manufacturing; 4.9% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 9.0% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.9% compared to 4.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (17.7% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.3% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (4.0% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by increased by 428 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Construction (+290 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+90 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+43 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+40 local workers)

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