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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,248 local jobs in 2018/19.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Launceston. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Launceston regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Launceston2018/192013/14Change
IndustryNumber%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5101.34.95461.45.1-37
Mining1320.31.21400.41.6-7
Manufacturing2,7136.77.82,7477.08.6-34
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6861.71.78132.11.9-127
Construction3,0587.69.02,7657.07.7+294
Wholesale Trade1,3223.32.51,4823.83.1-160
Retail Trade5,17512.811.25,07612.911.0+99
Accommodation and Food Services3,1277.87.22,9767.67.3+151
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3563.44.31,5363.94.5-180
Information Media and Telecommunications6751.71.78312.11.9-155
Financial and Insurance Services1,3473.32.11,4713.72.3-125
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5381.31.25451.41.3-7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1635.45.21,9474.94.7+215
Administrative and Support Services1,0022.52.61,1162.82.8-115
Public Administration and Safety2,4326.08.02,5776.58.1-145
Education and Training4,35710.89.54,18610.69.3+171
Health Care and Social Assistance7,24818.013.66,41016.312.9+838
Arts and Recreation Services7041.72.55041.31.9+200
Other Services1,7564.43.71,7324.43.8+24
Total industries40,300100.0100.039,401100.0100.0+899

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 local workers in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,248 people or 18.0%)
  • Retail Trade (5,175 people or 12.8%)
  • Education and Training (4,357 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,780 people in total or 41.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.2% in Retail Trade and 9.5% 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 the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.0% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (6.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (12.8% compared to 11.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Launceston increased by increased by 899 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+838 local workers)
  • Construction (+294 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+215 local workers)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+200 local workers)

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