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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Industry
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6062.21.94881.71.6+118
Mining1220.40.31650.60.3-43
Manufacturing1,8526.75.22,6569.46.4-804
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3761.42.03781.32.1-2
Construction2,0037.37.52,0257.27.5-22
Wholesale Trade8443.11.81,1133.92.7-269
Retail Trade3,40012.310.83,50512.411.4-105
Accommodation and Food Services2,3418.57.82,3648.47.1-23
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,1694.23.51,2604.53.5-91
Information Media and Telecommunications3621.31.94341.52.1-72
Financial and Insurance Services7392.72.59323.32.8-193
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3671.31.33751.31.4-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2504.56.01,1984.26.2+52
Administrative and Support Services7932.92.98082.92.5-15
Public Administration and Safety1,4595.310.71,9176.812.2-458
Education and Training2,85810.410.12,88910.29.6-31
Health Care and Social Assistance4,55916.514.83,66412.912.8+895
Arts and Recreation Services4801.72.34551.62.1+25
Other Services1,0363.83.71,0563.73.7-20
Industry not classified9383.43.06222.21.9+316

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers industry of employment, 2016
Resident workers industry of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Mining, Greater Hobart: 0.3% Manufacturing, Greater Hobart: 5.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Hobart: 2.0% Construction, Greater Hobart: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Hobart: 1.8% Retail Trade, Greater Hobart: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Hobart: 7.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Hobart: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Hobart: 2.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Hobart: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Hobart: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Hobart: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Hobart: 10.7% Education and Training, Greater Hobart: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Hobart: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Hobart: 2.3% Other Services, Greater Hobart: 3.7% Industry not classified, Greater Hobart: 3.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 2.2% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 6.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.4% Construction, City of Launceston: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 3.1% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 12.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 8.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 5.3% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 10.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 16.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.7% Other Services, City of Launceston: 3.8% Industry not classified, City of Launceston: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers industry of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +118 Mining, City of Launceston: -43 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -804 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -2 Construction, City of Launceston: -22 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -269 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -105 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -23 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -91 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -72 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -193 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +52 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -15 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -458 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -31 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +895 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +25 Other Services, City of Launceston: -20 Industry not classified, City of Launceston: +316
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,559 people or 16.5%)
  • Retail Trade (3,400 people or 12.3%)
  • Education and Training (2,858 people or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries employed 10,817 people in total or 39.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.8% in Retail Trade; and 10.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (12.3% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Manufacturing (6.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.3% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+895 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-804 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-458 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+316 resident workforce)

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