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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,088 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 Launceston2017/182004/05Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2004/05 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5071.61.88582.82.4-351
Mining1510.50.7670.20.4+84
Manufacturing1,8665.86.03,12010.19.2-1,255
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6181.92.44061.32.3+212
Construction3,0209.411.52,2147.28.0+806
Wholesale Trade1,0053.12.21,7815.83.5-776
Retail Trade3,89712.19.34,07813.211.2-182
Accommodation and Food Services2,0366.36.31,9866.46.5+49
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3494.24.31,3844.54.4-36
Information Media and Telecommunications5311.62.17732.52.6-241
Financial and Insurance Services1,2163.83.11,3164.33.0-100
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6231.91.64591.51.6+164
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8315.76.61,4674.85.9+363
Administrative and Support Services6452.02.21,0653.42.9-421
Public Administration and Safety1,7045.310.21,8145.911.6-110
Education and Training2,9719.28.72,5738.37.7+398
Health Care and Social Assistance6,08818.913.93,81312.310.9+2,275
Arts and Recreation Services5571.72.73491.11.9+208
Other Services1,5985.04.31,3624.44.1+236

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, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.7% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.4% Construction, Greater Hobart: 11.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 9.3% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 4.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 10.2% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 13.9% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 4.3% 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: 12.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.6% 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: 18.9% 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), 2004/05 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2004/05 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: -351 Mining, City of Launceston: +84 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -1,255 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: +212 Construction, City of Launceston: +806 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -776 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -182 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +49 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -36 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -241 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -100 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: +164 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +363 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -421 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -110 Education and Training, City of Launceston: +398 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +2,275 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +208 Other Services, City of Launceston: +236
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 (6,088 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.9%)
  • Retail Trade (3,897 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.1%)
  • Construction (3,020 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 13,004 people in total or 40.4% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 13.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.3% in Retail Trade; and 11.5% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.9% compared to 13.9%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (12.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (9.4% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Launceston increased by 1,324 between 2004/05 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2004/05 and 2017/18 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,275 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,255 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+806 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-776 full-time equivalent local workers)

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