City of Launceston

Resident workers - Industry

Total industries employs more of the City of Launceston's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Launceston residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Launceston, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Launceston are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Launceston - Persons 20212016Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2016 - 2021
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9963.15.36062.25.3+390
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services4721.51.83761.41.6+96
Wholesale Trade9713.02.28443.12.2+127
Retail Trade3,49510.89.63,40012.310.9+95
Accommodation and Food Services2,6738.27.62,3418.57.6+332
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4034.34.11,1694.24.2+234
Information Media and Telecommunications3381.01.03621.31.4-24
Financial and Insurance Services7652.41.97392.72.1+26
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3811.21.13671.31.2+14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5194.75.11,2504.54.7+269
Administrative and Support Services9853.02.97932.93.0+192
Public Administration and Safety1,4714.57.31,4595.37.8+12
Education and Training3,0639.49.42,85810.49.3+205
Health Care and Social Assistance6,35819.616.44,55916.614.2+1,799
Arts and Recreation Services5311.61.84801.71.9+51
Other Services1,2813.93.81,0363.83.7+245
Industry not classified9242.82.89383.43.4-14
Total Persons32,470100.0100.027,554100.0100.0+4,916

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Launceston in 2021shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,358 people or 19.6%)
  • Retail Trade (3,495 people or 10.8%)
  • Education and Training (3,063 people or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 12,916 people in total or 39.8% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 16.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.6% in Retail Trade and 9.4% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.6% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.1% compared to 5.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (10.8% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,799 resident workforce)
  • Construction (+613 resident workforce)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+390 resident workforce)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+332 resident workforce)

City of Launceston

economic profile