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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|City of Launceston||2016/17||2011/12||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Regional TAS%||Number||%||Regional TAS%||2011/12 to 2016/17|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||629||1.6||8.9||472||1.2||7.9||+157||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||709||1.8||1.5||726||1.8||1.4||-18||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||3,236||8.1||7.6||2,936||7.3||7.2||+299||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,400||3.5||4.8||1,643||4.1||5.2||-243||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||660||1.6||1.1||882||2.2||1.3||-222||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||1,352||3.4||1.7||1,648||4.1||2.1||-296||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||562||1.4||1.3||574||1.4||1.3||-12||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2,099||5.2||3.6||1,942||4.8||3.4||+156||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||1,112||2.8||3.0||1,173||2.9||2.8||-61||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||2,360||5.9||5.0||2,910||7.2||5.8||-550||24400||P|
|Education and Training||4,354||10.8||8.8||4,146||10.2||8.6||+208||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||7,319||18.2||13.7||6,031||14.9||11.2||+1,288||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||586||1.5||1.7||498||1.2||1.5||+88||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
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%)
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)