City of Launceston

Resident workers - Key statistics - All industries

8,881 people or 32.2% of the City of Launceston's resident workers (All industries) have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

Data source

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

Current industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics - All industries
City of Launceston20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Local workers
Total local workers (Census)27,540100.0100.028,302100.0100.0-762
Age structure
15 - 24 years4,51216.414.24,95217.515.0-440
25 - 54 years17,29162.862.818,26964.665.4-978
55 - 64 years4,58316.618.34,25015.016.3+333
65 years and over1,1504.24.78242.93.3+326
Top three industries
Health care and social assistance4,55916.514.23,67413.012.0+885
Retail trade3,40012.310.93,50012.411.3-100
Education and training2,85810.49.32,89810.29.0-40
Top three occupations
Technicians and trades workers3,60013.114.04,07814.414.8-478
Community and personal service workers3,50512.712.43,34111.811.1+164
Hours worked
Full time15,38455.956.216,46958.258.2-1,085
Part time11,70742.542.011,33440.039.9+373
Bachelor or higher degree6,48323.522.65,85520.719.8+628
Advanced diploma or diploma2,3988.79.22,1797.78.2+219
Certificate level7,36426.728.17,16525.326.4+199
No qualifications10,54538.337.112,04342.641.5-1,498
Individual Income
Less than $5005,68920.720.3--------
$500 -$1,74918,31266.565.8--------
$1,750 or more3,18911.612.5--------
Method of Travel to Work
Public Transport4761.73.05511.93.1-75
Walked only1,5445.64.81,6495.85.0-105
Other Characteristics
Born overseas3,23311.711.93,10711.011.5+126
Speaks a language other than English at home1,5515.65.11,1444.04.0+407
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166552.41.8--------

City of Launceston

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