Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Launceston, making up 18.1% of total employment.
Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Launceston regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Launceston.
Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Employment (Census) by industry sector|
|City of Launceston||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||462||1.3||5.3||329||0.9||4.8||+133|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||561||1.6||1.6||563||1.6||1.7||-2|
|Accommodation and Food Services||2,801||8.2||7.7||2,731||7.8||7.3||+70|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,228||3.6||4.2||1,247||3.5||4.3||-19|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||514||1.5||1.4||630||1.8||1.5||-116|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,210||3.5||2.1||1,495||4.3||2.4||-285|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||466||1.4||1.2||490||1.4||1.3||-24|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,765||5.1||4.7||1,642||4.7||4.7||+123|
|Administrative and Support Services||823||2.4||3.0||905||2.6||2.7||-82|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,104||6.1||7.8||2,736||7.8||9.0||-632|
|Education and Training||3,727||10.9||9.3||3,664||10.4||9.0||+63|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||6,212||18.1||14.2||5,256||15.0||12.0||+956|
|Arts and Recreation Services||479||1.4||1.9||374||1.1||1.6||+105|
|Industry not classified||1,113||3.2||3.4||714||2.0||2.0||+399|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:
- Health Care and Social Assistance (6,212 people or 18.1%)
- Retail Trade (4,633 people or 13.5%)
- Education and Training (3,727 people or 10.9%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 14,572 people in total or 42.5% of the local workers.
In comparison, Tasmania employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.9% in Retail Trade and 9.3% in Education and Training.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 5.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.1% compared to 14.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 10.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (5.1% compared to 6.9%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:
- Manufacturing (-1,034 local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+956 local workers)
- Public Administration and Safety (-632 local workers)
- Wholesale Trade (-513 local workers)