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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 4,135 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Launceston.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Launceston's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Launceston2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3941.35.64501.45.7-56
Mining310.11.2360.11.4-5
Manufacturing2,7218.79.22,9378.910.1-216
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5681.82.16101.82.0-43
Construction2,5428.18.72,5217.68.5+20
Wholesale Trade1,4724.73.91,7565.33.9-283
Retail Trade3,61811.610.24,00012.110.4-382
Accommodation and Food Services1,9886.46.02,0846.36.3-95
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2714.14.61,3754.24.7-104
Information Media and Telecommunications6422.11.66762.01.6-34
Financial and Insurance Services1,3674.42.51,4844.52.6-118
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4891.61.55401.61.5-51
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6675.35.21,7085.25.1-41
Administrative and Support Services9002.92.59292.82.4-29
Public Administration and Safety2,3907.69.22,4717.59.2-81
Education and Training3,21210.39.43,2339.88.4-22
Health Care and Social Assistance4,13513.210.74,38713.310.5-252
Arts and Recreation Services2790.91.52890.91.4-10
Other Services1,5745.04.21,5574.74.1+17

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2014-15 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 5.6% Mining, Tasmania: 1.2% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 9.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Construction, Tasmania: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 3.9% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 10.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 9.2% Education and Training, Tasmania: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 10.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 1.5% Other Services, Tasmania: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.3% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.1% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.8% Construction, City of Launceston: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 4.7% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 11.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 4.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 5.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 7.6% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 0.9% Other Services, City of Launceston: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: -56 Mining, City of Launceston: -5 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -216 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -43 Construction, City of Launceston: +20 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -283 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -382 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -95 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -104 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -34 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -118 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -51 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: -41 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -29 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -81 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -22 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: -252 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: -10 Other Services, City of Launceston: +17
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in City of Launceston in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,135 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.2%)
  • Retail Trade (3,618 full-time equivalent local workers or 11.6%)
  • Education and Training (3,212 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 10,965 people in total or 35.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 10.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.2% in Retail Trade; and 9.4% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (13.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (4.4% compared to 2.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (7.6% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Launceston decreased by 1,785 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Retail Trade (-382 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-283 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-252 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-216 full-time equivalent local workers)

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