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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Launceston, making up 18.1% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Launceston regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Launceston.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4621.35.33290.94.8+133
Mining470.10.9530.21.2-6
Manufacturing1,7325.16.92,7667.98.7-1,034
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5611.61.65631.61.7-2
Construction2,0185.97.61,9495.57.6+69
Wholesale Trade9322.72.21,4454.13.3-513
Retail Trade4,63313.510.94,64113.211.3-8
Accommodation and Food Services2,8018.27.72,7317.87.3+70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2283.64.21,2473.54.3-19
Information Media and Telecommunications5141.51.46301.81.5-116
Financial and Insurance Services1,2103.52.11,4954.32.4-285
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4661.41.24901.41.3-24
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7655.14.71,6424.74.7+123
Administrative and Support Services8232.43.09052.62.7-82
Public Administration and Safety2,1046.17.82,7367.89.0-632
Education and Training3,72710.99.33,66410.49.0+63
Health Care and Social Assistance6,21218.114.25,25615.012.0+956
Arts and Recreation Services4791.41.93741.11.6+105
Other Services1,4464.23.81,5034.33.7-57
Industry not classified1,1133.23.47142.02.0+399

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.3% Mining, Tasmania: 0.9% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Construction, Tasmania: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.2% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 7.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 4.7% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.8% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Other Services, Tasmania: 3.8% Industry not classified, Tasmania: 3.4% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.3% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 5.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.6% Construction, City of Launceston: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 2.7% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 8.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 5.1% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 6.1% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 10.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 18.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.4% Other Services, City of Launceston: 4.2% Industry not classified, City of Launceston: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +133 Mining, City of Launceston: -6 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -1,034 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -2 Construction, City of Launceston: +69 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -513 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -8 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +70 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -19 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -116 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -285 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -24 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +123 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -82 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -632 Education and Training, City of Launceston: +63 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +956 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +105 Other Services, City of Launceston: -57 Industry not classified, City of Launceston: +399
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,212 local workers 18.1%)
  • Retail Trade (4,633 local workers 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (3,727 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,572 people in total or 42.5% of local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.1% compared to 14.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.1% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-1,034 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+956 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-632 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-513 local workers)

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