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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,008 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

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 Launceston2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5061.66.14581.45.9+48
Mining1510.52.21420.42.7+10
Manufacturing1,8665.88.02,4337.79.1-568
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6181.91.97202.32.1-102
Construction3,0209.411.12,6718.49.1+349
Wholesale Trade1,0053.12.61,3894.43.4-384
Retail Trade3,89112.29.43,70211.79.7+190
Accommodation and Food Services2,0346.46.02,0986.66.4-64
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2694.05.01,4494.65.0-181
Information Media and Telecommunications5311.71.56662.11.8-134
Financial and Insurance Services1,2163.82.41,2503.92.3-34
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6231.91.64871.51.4+136
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8315.75.01,6795.35.1+152
Administrative and Support Services6452.02.18092.52.3-165
Public Administration and Safety1,7045.37.11,9696.27.7-265
Education and Training2,9469.27.93,0699.78.2-123
Health Care and Social Assistance6,00818.813.54,98015.712.1+1,028
Arts and Recreation Services5571.72.33991.31.9+158
Other Services1,5985.04.21,3864.43.7+213

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Tasmania: 6.1% Mining, Tasmania: 2.2% Manufacturing, Tasmania: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Tasmania: 1.9% Construction, Tasmania: 11.1% Wholesale Trade, Tasmania: 2.6% Retail Trade, Tasmania: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Tasmania: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Tasmania: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Tasmania: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, Tasmania: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Tasmania: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Tasmania: 5.0% Administrative and Support Services, Tasmania: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Tasmania: 7.1% Education and Training, Tasmania: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Tasmania: 13.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Tasmania: 2.3% Other Services, Tasmania: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.6% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 5.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.9% Construction, City of Launceston: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 3.1% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 12.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 5.3% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 18.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.7% Other Services, City of Launceston: 5.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +48 Mining, City of Launceston: +10 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -568 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -102 Construction, City of Launceston: +349 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -384 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +190 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -64 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -181 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -134 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: +136 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +152 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -165 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -265 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -123 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +1,028 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +158 Other Services, City of Launceston: +213
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,008 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.8%)
  • Retail Trade (3,891 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.2%)
  • Construction (3,020 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,919 people in total or 40.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.4% in Retail Trade; and 11.1% in Construction.

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 (18.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.8% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Launceston increased by 263 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,028 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-568 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-384 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+349 full-time equivalent local workers)

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