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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the 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 the Dorset Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the 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 the 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Dorset Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Northern Tasmania RegionNumber%. Northern Tasmania Region2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65125.46.365822.35.3-7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services311.21.4250.81.3+6
Wholesale Trade542.12.9792.73.6-25
Retail Trade2469.611.52598.810.8-13
Accommodation and Food Services1877.37.62026.87.0-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1285.04.51414.84.3-13
Information Media and Telecommunications120.51.1130.41.1-1
Financial and Insurance Services150.62.3140.52.6+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services251.01.3230.81.2+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services722.84.1692.33.5+3
Administrative and Support Services652.52.7632.12.5+2
Public Administration and Safety1295.05.21525.26.0-23
Education and Training1445.69.21715.88.5-27
Health Care and Social Assistance2007.814.72016.811.1-1
Arts and Recreation Services461.81.7331.11.4+13
Other Services763.03.7943.23.5-18
Industry not classified1184.63.6953.22.2+23
Total Persons2,569100.0100.02,680100.0100.0-111

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 Dorset Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (651 people or 25.4%)
  • 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 42.9% 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 the Dorset Council area and Northern Tasmania Region were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.4% 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%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Dorset Council area were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (-27 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-25 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-25 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+23 resident workforce)

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