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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the Northern Tasmania Region’s resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Northern Tasmania Region residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Northern Tasmania Region, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Northern Tasmania Region are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,6586.35.33,3685.64.8+290
Mining4640.81.05640.91.3-100
Manufacturing4,4887.76.96,05110.18.7-1,563
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8241.41.68401.41.7-16
Construction4,4687.67.64,4607.57.6+8
Wholesale Trade1,6752.92.22,2903.83.3-615
Retail Trade6,72511.510.96,94411.611.3-219
Accommodation and Food Services4,4287.67.64,5037.57.3-75
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6074.54.22,7844.74.3-177
Information Media and Telecommunications6411.11.47081.21.5-67
Financial and Insurance Services1,3452.32.11,6702.82.4-325
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7631.31.27741.31.3-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3804.14.72,2453.84.7+135
Administrative and Support Services1,6152.83.01,5732.62.7+42
Public Administration and Safety3,1225.37.83,8626.59.0-740
Education and Training5,4019.29.35,4419.19.0-40
Health Care and Social Assistance8,57814.714.27,14011.912.0+1,438
Arts and Recreation Services9781.71.99081.51.6+70
Other Services2,1543.73.72,2433.83.7-89
Industry not classified2,1043.63.41,3952.32.0+709

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 1.0% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.7% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: 6.3% Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.8% Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.4% Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.9% Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 4.1% Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.3% Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: 14.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 1.7% Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.7% Industry not classified, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern Tasmania Region: +290 Mining, Northern Tasmania Region: -100 Manufacturing, Northern Tasmania Region: -1,563 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -16 Construction, Northern Tasmania Region: +8 Wholesale Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -615 Retail Trade, Northern Tasmania Region: -219 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -75 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern Tasmania Region: -177 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern Tasmania Region: -67 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -325 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -11 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +135 Administrative and Support Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +42 Public Administration and Safety, Northern Tasmania Region: -740 Education and Training, Northern Tasmania Region: -40 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern Tasmania Region: +1,438 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern Tasmania Region: +70 Other Services, Northern Tasmania Region: -89 Industry not classified, Northern Tasmania Region: +709
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,578 people or 14.7%)
  • Retail Trade (6,725 people or 11.5%)
  • Education and Training (5,401 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 20,704 people in total or 35.4% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,563 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,438 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-740 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+709 resident workforce)

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