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City of Launceston

Employment by industry (Total)

In City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,319 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in City of Launceston. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Northern Tasmania Region regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Launceston2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional TAS%Number%Regional TAS%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6291.68.94721.27.9+157
Mining1010.31.9900.22.5+11
Manufacturing2,1865.49.53,1927.911.4-1,006
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services7091.81.57261.81.4-18
Construction3,1637.97.83,0437.57.7+120
Wholesale Trade1,1602.92.91,7464.33.9-586
Retail Trade5,41613.511.45,04712.510.9+369
Accommodation and Food Services3,2368.17.62,9367.37.2+299
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,4003.54.81,6434.15.2-243
Information Media and Telecommunications6601.61.18822.21.3-222
Financial and Insurance Services1,3523.41.71,6484.12.1-296
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5621.41.35741.41.3-12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0995.23.61,9424.83.4+156
Administrative and Support Services1,1122.83.01,1732.92.8-61
Public Administration and Safety2,3605.95.02,9107.25.8-550
Education and Training4,35410.88.84,14610.28.6+208
Health Care and Social Assistance7,31918.213.76,03114.911.2+1,288
Arts and Recreation Services5861.51.74981.21.5+88
Other Services1,7464.33.81,7854.43.8-39

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 (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Regional TAS: 8.9% Mining, Regional TAS: 1.9% Manufacturing, Regional TAS: 9.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Regional TAS: 1.5% Construction, Regional TAS: 7.8% Wholesale Trade, Regional TAS: 2.9% Retail Trade, Regional TAS: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Regional TAS: 7.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Regional TAS: 4.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, Regional TAS: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Regional TAS: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Regional TAS: 3.6% Administrative and Support Services, Regional TAS: 3.0% Public Administration and Safety, Regional TAS: 5.0% Education and Training, Regional TAS: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Regional TAS: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Regional TAS: 1.7% Other Services, Regional TAS: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: 1.6% Mining, City of Launceston: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: 5.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: 1.8% Construction, City of Launceston: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: 2.9% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: 13.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: 5.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: 5.9% Education and Training, City of Launceston: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: 18.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: 1.5% Other Services, City of Launceston: 4.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: +157 Mining, City of Launceston: +11 Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -1,006 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -18 Construction, City of Launceston: +120 Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: -586 Retail Trade, City of Launceston: +369 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: +299 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -243 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -222 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -296 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -12 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: +156 Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: -61 Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -550 Education and Training, City of Launceston: +208 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +1,288 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +88 Other Services, City of Launceston: -39
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 local workers in City of Launceston in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,319 people or 18.2%)
  • Retail Trade (5,416 people or 13.5%)
  • Education and Training (4,354 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 17,089 people in total or 42.6% of the local workers.

In comparison, Regional TAS employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 8.8% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (18.2% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.5% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.6% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (5.4% compared to 9.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in City of Launceston decreased by 335 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,288 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-1,006 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (-586 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-550 local workers)

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