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City of Launceston

Local workers - Key statistics - Accommodation and Food Services

In City of Launceston 41.0% of the local workers are males and 58.9% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Northern Tasmania Region vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

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.

Local workers key statistics - Accommodation and Food Services
City of Launceston20162011Change
NameNumber%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)2,801100.0100.02,731100.0100.0+70
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years1,38949.641.31,34349.239.4+46
25 - 54 years1,14340.846.21,15042.148.6-7
55 - 64 years2177.79.61997.310.0+18
65 years and over511.83.0311.12.0+20
Top three occupations--------------
Community and personal service workers77527.728.274527.328.3+30
Hours worked--------------
Full time83629.832.888332.334.1-47
Part time1,91568.465.71,78765.463.0+128
Bachelor or higher degree2258.010.11997.37.2+26
Advanced diploma or diploma1214.35.51104.04.5+11
Certificate level66223.623.955420.322.1+108
No qualifications1,74062.157.81,75464.262.1-14
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5001,54855.350.7--------
$500 -$1,7491,16741.746.0--------
$1,750 or more552.02.1--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Public Transport1194.25.41375.05.0-18
Walked only2127.69.62358.69.8-23
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas41614.916.638414.114.4+32
Speaks a language other than English at home29610.611.62348.69.1+62
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161425.15.4--------

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: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).