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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Launceston’s local labour force 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
City of Launceston 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4811.71.66052.31.7-124
Mining1740.60.3730.30.2+101
Manufacturing2,6779.56.42,80310.48.0-126
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3671.32.12540.91.9+113
Construction2,0227.17.51,6796.26.7+343
Wholesale Trade1,1184.02.71,3124.93.0-194
Retail Trade3,49412.311.43,57913.312.3-85
Accommodation and Food Services2,3628.37.12,0497.67.0+313
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2634.53.51,1634.33.9+100
Information Media and Telecommunications4111.52.15101.92.1-99
Financial and Insurance Services9423.32.81,0684.03.0-126
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3841.41.44181.61.6-34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2064.36.21,1524.35.6+54
Administrative and Support Services8022.82.57652.82.5+37
Public Administration and Safety1,9076.712.21,5145.611.7+393
Education and Training2,91010.39.62,5479.58.8+363
Health Care and Social Assistance3,66613.012.83,41412.712.4+252
Arts and Recreation Services4511.62.14191.61.7+32
Other Services1,0423.73.79053.43.6+137
Industry not classified6192.21.96452.42.4-26

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.6% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 2.7% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 12.2% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 12.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.7% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.6% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.3% Construction, City of Launceston: 7.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 4.0% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 10.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.6% Other Services, City of Launceston: 3.7% Industry not classified, City of Launceston: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: -124 Mining, City of Launceston: +101 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -126 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: +113 Construction, City of Launceston: +343 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -194 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -85 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +313 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: +100 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -99 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -126 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -34 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +54 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: +37 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: +393 Education and Training, City of Launceston: +363 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +252 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +32 Other Services, City of Launceston: +137 Industry not classified, City of Launceston: -26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Launceston in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,666 people or 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (3,494 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,910 people or 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 10,070 people in total or 35.6% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 12.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 9.6% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Launceston and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (9.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Wholesale Trade (4.0% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Public Administration and Safety (6.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+393 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+363 local labour force)
  • Construction (+343 local labour force)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+313 local labour force)

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