City of Launceston

Characteristics of the unemployed

8.3% of the resident workforce of the City of Launceston were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.0% in Tasmania.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This 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.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the City of Launceston go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
City of Launceston20162011change
Namenumber%. % Tasmanianumber%. % Tasmania2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons2,484100.0100.02,210100.0100.0+274
Unemployment rate--8.37.0--7.293.6+1.0%
Age structure
15 - 24 years99740.135.188039.82.4+117
25 - 54 years1,19047.950.21,13751.43.6+53
55 - 64 years27911.213.21838.30.8+96
65 years and over160.61.5140.60.1+2
Looking for
Full-time work1,41557.058.71,36961.94.3+46
Part-time work1,06943.041.384138.12.5+228
Bachelor or higher degree25510.311.11888.50.6+67
Advanced diploma or diploma1546.25.91054.80.3+49
Certificate level55222.223.446921.21.5+83
No qualifications1,43057.655.81,36561.84.1+65
Highest level of schooling
Year 121,11444.842.883537.82.5+279
Year 1129611.912.627112.30.8+25
Under Year 101,01240.742.31,03847.03.3-26
Education institute attending
Not Attending1,71969.274.01,53569.55.2+184
Secondary school1737.07.51466.60.4+27
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences261.01.5150.70.1+11
Information Technology562.32.1522.40.1+4
Engineering and Related Technologies1526.16.71105.00.4+42
Architecture and Building461.92.7683.10.2-22
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies381.51.9281.30.1+10
Management and Commerce2008.18.11426.40.5+58
Society and Culture1526.17.31386.20.4+14
Creative Arts642.62.3532.40.1+11
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services1054.23.7833.80.3+22
Mixed Field Programmes80.30.330.10.0+5
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home28411.48.52089.40.5+76
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 20161947.85.0--------
Has internet access at home1,99280.281.01,64274.35.1+350
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)67127.027.565129.52.0+20

City of Launceston

economic profile