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Flinders Council

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Flinders Council'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 Flinders Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Flinders Council, 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 Flinders Council 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
Flinders Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing10524.65.39923.64.5+6
Mining001.0001.2--
Manufacturing143.36.9153.68.2-1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services174.01.692.11.6+8
Construction388.97.6327.67.1+6
Wholesale Trade51.22.2133.13.1-8
Retail Trade296.810.9327.610.6-3
Accommodation and Food Services296.87.6204.86.8+9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing235.44.2235.54.0--
Information Media and Telecommunications71.61.4001.4+7
Financial and Insurance Services002.1002.3--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services51.21.2001.2+5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services71.64.781.94.4-1
Administrative and Support Services204.73.0112.62.5+9
Public Administration and Safety399.27.84310.38.4-4
Education and Training286.69.3245.78.4+4
Health Care and Social Assistance409.414.2378.811.2+3
Arts and Recreation Services51.21.941.01.5+1
Other Services122.83.7174.13.5-5
Industry not classified112.63.471.71.8+4
Total Persons434100.0100.0394100.0100.0+40

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (105 people or 24.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (40 people or 9.4%)
  • Public Administration and Safety (39 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 184 people in total or 43.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 5.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.8% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Flinders Council and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (24.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.4% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (6.8% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (3.3% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+9 resident workforce)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+9 resident workforce)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+8 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-8 resident workforce)

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