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Northern Midlands Council area

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing is the largest employer, generating 1,118 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,11819.56.096617.65.4+152
Mining150.31.1240.41.4-10
Manufacturing1,00817.67.593917.18.3+69
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services591.01.7621.11.8-3
Construction59310.48.34408.07.7+153
Wholesale Trade4608.02.54778.73.0-17
Retail Trade3916.810.54007.311.0-9
Accommodation and Food Services2754.87.42785.17.6-3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4778.34.35439.94.5-66
Information Media and Telecommunications190.31.4210.41.8-3
Financial and Insurance Services170.32.1220.42.2-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1532.71.21562.81.4-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services701.25.6761.44.7-6
Administrative and Support Services1011.82.61092.02.9-9
Public Administration and Safety1803.28.02003.68.0-19
Education and Training1883.39.32083.89.4-21
Health Care and Social Assistance3646.414.63546.413.5+10
Arts and Recreation Services621.12.4500.91.8+12
Other Services1713.03.51723.13.8-1
Total industries5,721100.0100.05,498100.0100.0+223

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). 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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,118 people or 19.5%)
  • Manufacturing (1,008 people or 17.6%)
  • Construction (593 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,719 people in total or 47.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 7.5% in Manufacturing and 8.3% 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 (19.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (17.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (3.3% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by increased by 223 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

  • Construction (+153 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+152 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+69 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+12 local workers)

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