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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

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Resident workers industry of employment
Dorset Council area 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing65125.38.165824.67.3-7
Mining170.71.6190.72.1-2
Manufacturing2027.98.22278.510.7-25
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services311.21.3250.91.3+6
Construction1515.97.71425.37.7+9
Wholesale Trade542.12.6792.93.7-25
Retail Trade2469.611.02599.711.2-13
Accommodation and Food Services1877.37.52027.57.4-15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1285.04.81415.34.8-13
Information Media and Telecommunications120.50.9130.51.0-1
Financial and Insurance Services150.61.7140.52.1+1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services251.01.2230.91.2+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services722.83.7692.63.5+3
Administrative and Support Services652.53.0632.42.8+2
Public Administration and Safety1295.05.41525.76.5-23
Education and Training1445.68.61716.48.4-27
Health Care and Social Assistance2007.813.62017.511.3-1
Arts and Recreation Services461.81.5331.21.3+13
Other Services763.03.8943.53.7-18
Industry not classified1184.63.7953.52.1+23

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, Regional TAS: 8.1% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.6% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 8.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.7% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.6% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 0.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.4% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.8% Industry not classified, Regional TAS: 3.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Dorset Council area: 25.3% Mining, Dorset Council area: 0.7% Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: 1.2% Construction, Dorset Council area: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: 2.1% Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: 7.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: 0.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: 0.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: 1.0% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: 2.8% Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: 5.0% Education and Training, Dorset Council area: 5.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: 7.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: 1.8% Other Services, Dorset Council area: 3.0% Industry not classified, Dorset Council area: 4.6%
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, Dorset Council area: -7 Mining, Dorset Council area: -2 Manufacturing, Dorset Council area: -25 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Dorset Council area: +6 Construction, Dorset Council area: +9 Wholesale Trade, Dorset Council area: -25 Retail Trade, Dorset Council area: -13 Accommodation and Food Services, Dorset Council area: -15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Dorset Council area: -13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Dorset Council area: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Dorset Council area: +1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Dorset Council area: +2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Dorset Council area: +3 Administrative and Support Services, Dorset Council area: +2 Public Administration and Safety, Dorset Council area: -23 Education and Training, Dorset Council area: -27 Health Care and Social Assistance, Dorset Council area: -1 Arts and Recreation Services, Dorset Council area: +13 Other Services, Dorset Council area: -18 Industry not classified, Dorset Council area: +23
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 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, Regional TAS employed 8.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 11.0% in Retail Trade; and 8.2% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of Dorset Council area and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (25.3% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.8% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.6% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (5.9% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

There were no major changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in Dorset Council area.

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