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City of Launceston

Employment by industry (FTE)

In City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,527 FTE jobs in 2016/17.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in City of Launceston.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Northern Tasmania Region's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Launceston2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5451.710.44841.510.5+61
Mining1250.43.21060.34.1+19
Manufacturing2,0256.410.72,5688.011.3-542
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6652.11.76802.11.6-15
Construction2,8388.98.82,6838.38.4+155
Wholesale Trade1,1223.53.41,5254.74.2-403
Retail Trade3,92812.49.73,71811.69.7+210
Accommodation and Food Services2,1036.66.12,0626.46.1+41
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,3904.45.81,4854.65.6-94
Information Media and Telecommunications5551.71.17162.21.2-161
Financial and Insurance Services1,1563.61.81,3624.22.0-206
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5731.81.54531.41.2+120
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8275.83.71,7075.33.5+120
Administrative and Support Services6632.12.18582.72.4-196
Public Administration and Safety1,7785.64.62,0706.45.1-292
Education and Training2,9579.37.32,9669.27.1-8
Health Care and Social Assistance5,52717.412.54,84815.110.6+679
Arts and Recreation Services4711.51.63841.21.5+87
Other Services1,4794.74.01,4874.63.9-8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2016/17
Employment (FTE) 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 10.4% Mining, Regional TAS: 3.2% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 10.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Construction, Regional TAS: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 3.4% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 5.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.7% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 4.6% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 7.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 12.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.6% Other Services, Regional TAS: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.7% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 6.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 2.1% Construction, City of Launceston: 8.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 3.5% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 12.4% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 3.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 5.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 5.6% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 17.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.5% Other Services, City of Launceston: 4.7%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (FTE), 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +61 Mining, City of Launceston: +19 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -542 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -15 Construction, City of Launceston: +155 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -403 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +210 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +41 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -94 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -161 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -206 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: +120 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +120 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -196 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -292 Education and Training, City of Launceston: -8 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +679 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +87 Other Services, City of Launceston: -8
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in City of Launceston in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,527 full-time equivalent local workers or 17.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,928 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.4%)
  • Education and Training (2,957 full-time equivalent local workers or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,413 people in total or 39.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 12.5% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Retail Trade; and 7.3% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of City of Launceston and Regional TAS were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.4% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (6.4% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (0.4% compared to 3.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in City of Launceston decreased by 433 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in City of Launceston were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+679 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-542 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-403 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-292 full-time equivalent local workers)

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