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Dorset Council area

Industry composition

In 2017, the Goods related sector accounted for 33.7% of employment in the Northern Tasmania Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (39.2% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the Northern Tasmania Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Northern Tasmania Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Mining, 2017: 0.4% Public administration and safety, 2017: 4.7% Business services, 2017: 7.0% Household services, 2017: 27.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 27.1% Goods related, 2017: 33.7% Mining, 2012: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2012: 6.7% Business services, 2012: 7.0% Household services, 2012: 25.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 26.7% Goods related, 2012: 33.5% Mining, 2007: 0.5% Public administration and safety, 2007: 4.6% Business services, 2007: 5.7% Household services, 2007: 21.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 28.6% Goods related, 2007: 39.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Dorset Council area201720122007
Goods related89733.794133.51,27239.2
Agriculture, forestry and fishing72227.175126.792728.6
Household services72127.172825.969121.3
Business services1887.01967.01865.7
Public administration and safety1264.71886.71504.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more