Dorset Council area
Resident workers - Industry
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of Dorset Council area’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 Dorset Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Dorset Council area, 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 Dorset Council area 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
|Resident workers industry of employment|
|Dorset Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Northern Tasmania Region%||Number||%||Northern Tasmania Region%||2011 to 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||651||25.3||6.3||658||24.6||5.6||-7||25000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||31||1.2||1.4||25||0.9||1.4||+6||28000||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||187||7.3||7.6||202||7.5||7.5||-15||32000||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||128||5.0||4.5||141||5.3||4.7||-13||33000||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||12||0.5||1.1||13||0.5||1.2||-1||34000||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||15||0.6||2.3||14||0.5||2.8||+1||35000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||25||1.0||1.3||23||0.9||1.3||+2||36000||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||72||2.8||4.1||69||2.6||3.8||+3||37000||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||65||2.5||2.8||63||2.4||2.6||+2||38000||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||129||5.0||5.3||152||5.7||6.5||-23||39000||P|
|Education and Training||144||5.6||9.2||171||6.4||9.1||-27||40000||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||200||7.8||14.7||201||7.5||11.9||-1||41000||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||46||1.8||1.7||33||1.2||1.5||+13||42000||P|
|Industry not classified||118||4.6||3.6||95||3.5||2.3||+23||44000||P|
The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Dorset Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (651 people or 25.3%)
- Retail Trade (246 people or 9.6%)
- Manufacturing (202 people or 7.9%)
In combination these three industries employed 1,099 people in total or 42.8% of the total resident workforce.
In comparison, Northern Tasmania Region employed 6.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.5% in Retail Trade; and 7.7% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Dorset Council area and Northern Tasmania Region were:
- A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.3% compared to 6.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.8% compared to 14.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.6% compared to 9.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (9.6% compared to 11.5%)
There were no major changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Dorset Council area.