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City of Launceston

Employment self-sufficiency - Industry

“In 2016, 63.1% of City of Launceston’s local workers were residents.

Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of local workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the level at which the resident workers meet the labour requirements of the local industries or businesses.

Self-sufficiency is likely to be higher for regional areas, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:

  • The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
  • Transport options available and commuting times;
  • Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
  • The geographic size of the area.

Employment self-sufficiency data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Workers place of residence data to see how far workers are travelling to access employment in the area, as well as Worker productivity and Local workers income and Local workers hours worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

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.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry
City of Launceston20162011Change
IndustryTotal local workersLocal workers residing in City of Launceston% industry self- sufficiencyTotal local workersLocal workers residing in the Northern Tasmania Region% industry self- sufficiency2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing44827661.631122873.3-11.7%
Mining482041.7553258.2-16.5%
Manufacturing1,7181,07962.82,7451,79265.3-2.5%
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services55430154.355330755.5-1.2%
Construction1,9771,22962.21,9351,25264.7-2.5%
Wholesale Trade92157061.91,43487360.9+1.0%
Retail Trade4,6192,94263.74,6213,01065.1-1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services2,7872,00872.02,7162,00073.6-1.6%
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,21776462.81,23879163.9-1.1%
Information Media and Telecommunications50532464.261740165.0-0.8%
Financial and Insurance Services1,20770958.71,48088459.7-1.0%
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services46428461.247730463.7-2.5%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,7621,12563.81,6201,08066.7-2.8%
Administrative and Support Services81256269.290361568.1+1.1%
Public Administration and Safety2,0861,19457.22,7301,66961.1-3.9%
Education and Training3,7062,41265.13,6502,39565.6-0.5%
Health Care and Social Assistance6,1843,88262.85,2193,24962.3+0.5%
Arts and Recreation Services46930565.037223864.0+1.1%
Other Services1,43688761.81,49491561.2+0.5%
Industry not classified1,07170665.970448168.3-2.4%

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016
Employment self-sufficiency by industry 2016 Other Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.8% Arts and Recreation Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.8% Education and Training, % of industry self-sufficiency: 65.1% Public Administration and Safety, % of industry self-sufficiency: 57.2% Administrative and Support Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 69.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.2% Financial and Insurance Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 58.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, % of industry self-sufficiency: 64.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.8% Accommodation and Food Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 72.0% Retail Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 63.7% Wholesale Trade, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.9% Construction, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, % of industry self-sufficiency: 54.3% Manufacturing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 62.8% Mining, % of industry self-sufficiency: 41.7% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, % of industry self-sufficiency: 61.6% Other Services, Local workers residing locally: 887 Arts and Recreation Services, Local workers residing locally: 305 Health Care and Social Assistance, Local workers residing locally: 3,882 Education and Training, Local workers residing locally: 2,412 Public Administration and Safety, Local workers residing locally: 1,194 Administrative and Support Services, Local workers residing locally: 562 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Local workers residing locally: 1,125 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Local workers residing locally: 284 Financial and Insurance Services, Local workers residing locally: 709 Information Media and Telecommunications, Local workers residing locally: 324 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Local workers residing locally: 764 Accommodation and Food Services, Local workers residing locally: 2,008 Retail Trade, Local workers residing locally: 2,942 Wholesale Trade, Local workers residing locally: 570 Construction, Local workers residing locally: 1,229 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Local workers residing locally: 301 Manufacturing, Local workers residing locally: 1,079 Mining, Local workers residing locally: 20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Local workers residing locally: 276 Other Services, Total local workers: 1,436 Arts and Recreation Services, Total local workers: 469 Health Care and Social Assistance, Total local workers: 6,184 Education and Training, Total local workers: 3,706 Public Administration and Safety, Total local workers: 2,086 Administrative and Support Services, Total local workers: 812 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Total local workers: 1,762 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Total local workers: 464 Financial and Insurance Services, Total local workers: 1,207 Information Media and Telecommunications, Total local workers: 505 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Total local workers: 1,217 Accommodation and Food Services, Total local workers: 2,787 Retail Trade, Total local workers: 4,619 Wholesale Trade, Total local workers: 921 Construction, Total local workers: 1,977 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Total local workers: 554 Manufacturing, Total local workers: 1,718 Mining, Total local workers: 48 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Total local workers: 448
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016.
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016
Change in self-sufficiency percentage by industry, 2011 to 2016 Other Services, City of Launceston: +0.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Launceston: +1.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Launceston: +0.5% Education and Training, City of Launceston: -0.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Launceston: -3.9% Administrative and Support Services, City of Launceston: +1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Launceston: -2.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Launceston: -2.5% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Launceston: -1.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Launceston: -0.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Launceston: -1.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Launceston: -1.6% Retail Trade, City of Launceston: -1.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Launceston: +1.0% Construction, City of Launceston: -2.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Launceston: -1.2% Manufacturing, City of Launceston: -2.5% Mining, City of Launceston: -16.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Launceston: -11.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016.
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