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City of Launceston

Jobs to workers ratio

The jobs to residents ratio for City of Launceston in 2018/19 was 1.27, meaning that there were more jobs than resident workers. Health Care and Social Assistance had the highest ratio (1.51), while the lowest ratio was found in Mining (0.64).

A goal of economic development is often to maximise the employment opportunities locally, leading to a more socially and environmentally sustainable community.

Employment capacity is a simple way of looking at whether City of Launceston could theoretically provide jobs for all its residents if they were to choose to work locally.

Employment capacity is simply the number of local jobs in an industry, divided by the number of local residents employed (anywhere) in that industry. A figure over 1.0 means there are more jobs available than residents employed in that industry. Under 1.0 means there are more residents employed than jobs available in that sector.

This is a theoretical exercise as, even if there are enough jobs provided locally, there will always be some people who choose to commute out of the area.

Employment capacity data should be viewed in conjunction with Self-containment and Residents place of work data, which provides detail about the actual proportion of residents working locally, and Gross Regional Product and Worker productivity data which shows the economic contribution of residents and workers.

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Employment capacity by industry
City of Launceston2018/192013/14
Industry
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Local jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residentsLocal jobsEmployed residentsRatio of jobs to residents
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5105610.915466090.90
Mining1322080.641402540.55
Manufacturing2,7132,4451.112,7472,5941.06
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6864651.478135241.55
Construction3,0582,3681.292,7652,1831.27
Wholesale Trade1,3221,0801.221,4821,1351.31
Retail Trade5,1754,0441.285,0763,7541.35
Accommodation and Food Services3,1272,7131.152,9762,5451.17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3561,3321.021,5361,3721.12
Information Media and Telecommunications6754931.378315121.62
Financial and Insurance Services1,3479051.491,4718961.64
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5384551.185454141.32
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1631,5901.361,9471,3561.44
Administrative and Support Services1,0028461.181,1168801.27
Public Administration and Safety2,4321,7731.372,5771,8021.43
Education and Training4,3573,5701.224,1863,2561.29
Health Care and Social Assistance7,2484,8001.516,4104,4521.44
Arts and Recreation Services7048470.835045200.97
Other Services1,7561,2081.451,7321,1681.48

The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment capacity by industry 2018/19
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 Other Services, Employed residents: 1,208 Arts and Recreation Services, Employed residents: 847 Health Care and Social Assistance, Employed residents: 4,800 Education and Training, Employed residents: 3,570 Public Administration and Safety, Employed residents: 1,773 Administrative and Support Services, Employed residents: 846 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Employed residents: 1,590 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Employed residents: 455 Financial and Insurance Services, Employed residents: 905 Information Media and Telecommunications, Employed residents: 493 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Employed residents: 1,332 Accommodation and Food Services, Employed residents: 2,713 Retail Trade, Employed residents: 4,044 Wholesale Trade, Employed residents: 1,080 Construction, Employed residents: 2,368 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Employed residents: 465 Manufacturing, Employed residents: 2,445 Mining, Employed residents: 208 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Employed residents: 561 Other Services, Local jobs: 1,756 Arts and Recreation Services, Local jobs: 704 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local jobs: 7,248 Education and Training, Local jobs: 4,357 Public Administration and Safety, Local jobs: 2,432 Administrative and Support Services, Local jobs: 1,002 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local jobs: 2,163 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local jobs: 538 Financial and Insurance Services, Local jobs: 1,347 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local jobs: 675 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local jobs: 1,356 Accommodation and Food Services, Local jobs: 3,127 Retail Trade, Local jobs: 5,175 Wholesale Trade, Local jobs: 1,322 Construction, Local jobs: 3,058 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local jobs: 686 Manufacturing, Local jobs: 2,713 Mining, Local jobs: 132 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local jobs: 510
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and 2013/14
Employment capacity by industry 2018/19 and  2013/14 Other Services, 2013/14: 1.48 Arts and Recreation Services, 2013/14: 0.97 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2013/14: 1.44 Education and Training, 2013/14: 1.29 Public Administration and Safety, 2013/14: 1.43 Administrative and Support Services, 2013/14: 1.27 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2013/14: 1.44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2013/14: 1.32 Financial and Insurance Services, 2013/14: 1.64 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2013/14: 1.62 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2013/14: 1.12 Accommodation and Food Services, 2013/14: 1.17 Retail Trade, 2013/14: 1.35 Wholesale Trade, 2013/14: 1.31 Construction, 2013/14: 1.27 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2013/14: 1.55 Manufacturing, 2013/14: 1.06 Mining, 2013/14: 0.55 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2013/14: 0.90 Other Services, 2018/19: 1.45 Arts and Recreation Services, 2018/19: 0.83 Health Care and Social Assistance, 2018/19: 1.51 Education and Training, 2018/19: 1.22 Public Administration and Safety, 2018/19: 1.37 Administrative and Support Services, 2018/19: 1.18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, 2018/19: 1.36 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, 2018/19: 1.18 Financial and Insurance Services, 2018/19: 1.49 Information Media and Telecommunications, 2018/19: 1.37 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, 2018/19: 1.02 Accommodation and Food Services, 2018/19: 1.15 Retail Trade, 2018/19: 1.28 Wholesale Trade, 2018/19: 1.22 Construction, 2018/19: 1.29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, 2018/19: 1.47 Manufacturing, 2018/19: 1.11 Mining, 2018/19: 0.64 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, 2018/19: 0.91
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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