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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,052 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 the 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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please 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 thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Launceston2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4821.56.44961.66.2-14
Mining1550.51.81610.52.3-6
Manufacturing2,3367.47.92,3187.49.1+18
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5531.71.77152.32.1-163
Construction2,7048.610.42,4377.88.6+267
Wholesale Trade1,0783.42.51,3374.33.4-259
Retail Trade3,49511.19.13,90012.510.1-405
Accommodation and Food Services2,1466.86.22,0496.66.3+98
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2203.94.81,3724.45.0-151
Information Media and Telecommunications4871.51.46682.11.9-182
Financial and Insurance Services9483.02.01,1253.62.2-177
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5471.71.54991.61.5+48
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8665.95.61,6315.24.9+235
Administrative and Support Services6242.02.08372.72.6-213
Public Administration and Safety1,8095.77.71,8576.07.5-48
Education and Training3,0369.68.33,12410.08.6-88
Health Care and Social Assistance6,05219.114.24,77915.311.9+1,272
Arts and Recreation Services5321.72.43271.01.6+205
Other Services1,5354.94.01,5565.04.3-20
Total industries31,605100.0100.031,190100.0100.0+415

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,052 people or 19.1%)
  • Retail Trade (3,495 people or 11.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,036 people or 9.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 12,583 people in total or 39.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.1% in Retail Trade and 8.3% 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 (19.1% compared to 14.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (11.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.7% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Launceston increased by increased by 415 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,272 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+267 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+235 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+205 full-time equivalent local workers)

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