Northern Tasmania Region

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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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Northern Tasmania Region - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,6586.35.33,3685.34.5+290
Mining4640.81.05640.91.2-100
Manufacturing4,4887.76.96,0519.48.2-1,563
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8241.41.68401.31.6-16
Construction4,4687.67.64,4607.07.1+8
Wholesale Trade1,6752.92.22,2903.63.1-615
Retail Trade6,72511.510.96,94410.810.6-219
Accommodation and Food Services4,4287.67.64,5037.06.8-75
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,6074.54.22,7844.34.0-177
Information Media and Telecommunications6411.11.47081.11.4-67
Financial and Insurance Services1,3452.32.11,6552.62.3-310
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7631.31.27741.21.2-11
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,3804.14.72,2453.54.4+135
Administrative and Support Services1,5502.73.01,5732.52.5-23
Public Administration and Safety3,0235.27.83,8626.08.4-839
Education and Training5,4019.29.35,4418.58.4-40
Health Care and Social Assistance8,57814.714.27,14011.111.2+1,438
Arts and Recreation Services9781.71.99081.41.5+70
Other Services2,1543.73.72,2433.53.5-89
Industry not classified2,1043.63.41,3952.21.8+709
Total Persons58,254100.0100.059,748100.0100.0-1,494

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the 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 smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.2% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (7.7% compared to 6.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.1% compared to 4.7%)

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 (-839 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+709 resident workforce)

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