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Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the City of Launceston 47.0% of the local workers are males and 53.0% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the City of Launceston vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
City of Launceston20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)34,274100.0100.035,133100.0100.0-859
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years5,51516.114.25,82416.615.0-309
25 - 54 years21,37262.462.822,82065.065.4-1,448
55 - 64 years5,99617.518.35,48215.616.2+514
65 years and over1,3894.14.79932.83.3+396
Top three industries--------------
Health care and social assistance6,21218.114.25,25615.012.0+956
Retail trade4,63313.510.94,64113.211.3-8
Education and training3,72710.99.33,66410.49.0+63
Top three occupations--------------
Clerical and administrative workers5,01714.613.05,45415.513.9-437
Community and personal service workers4,47013.012.44,11511.711.2+355
Hours worked--------------
Full time19,16255.956.220,46758.357.4-1,305
Part time14,54342.442.114,07140.139.3+472
Bachelor or higher degree8,17223.822.67,39121.019.8+781
Advanced diploma or diploma3,2409.59.22,9018.38.2+339
Certificate level9,12526.628.08,84725.226.4+278
No qualifications12,80537.437.214,67641.841.6-1,871
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5006,90720.220.4--------
$500 -$1,74923,06767.365.9--------
$1,750 or more3,83611.212.3--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport5171.52.96431.83.0-126
Walked only1,5304.54.81,6364.75.0-106
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas3,86511.311.93,92111.211.5-56
Speaks a language other than English at home1,6294.85.21,3513.84.1+278
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20165871.71.8--------

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).