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Northern Midlands Council area

Resident workers - Industry

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs more of the Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands Council area residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Northern Midlands 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 Northern Midlands 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
Northern Midlands Council area - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74713.65.366711.74.5+80
Mining370.71.0440.81.2-7
Manufacturing5429.96.959710.58.2-55
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services811.51.6931.61.6-12
Construction4217.77.63966.97.1+25
Wholesale Trade1833.32.22524.43.1-69
Retail Trade58210.610.957710.110.6+5
Accommodation and Food Services2704.97.63395.96.8-69
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2985.44.22865.04.0+12
Information Media and Telecommunications310.61.4420.71.4-11
Financial and Insurance Services1031.92.11071.92.3-4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services771.41.2781.41.2-1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1572.94.71522.74.4+5
Administrative and Support Services1392.53.01021.82.5+37
Public Administration and Safety2654.87.83295.88.4-64
Education and Training3235.99.33395.98.4-16
Health Care and Social Assistance68112.414.25639.911.2+118
Arts and Recreation Services881.61.9811.41.5+7
Other Services2254.13.72153.83.5+10
Industry not classified2254.13.41342.31.8+91
Total Persons5,475100.0100.05,393100.0100.0+82

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (747 people or 13.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (681 people or 12.4%)
  • Retail Trade (582 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,010 people in total or 36.5% 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 10.9% in Retail Trade.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.6% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (5.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.8% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (9.9% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+118 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+91 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+80 resident workforce)
  • Wholesale Trade (-69 resident workforce)

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