Population and key industries
The population of the Launceston municipal area is 64,931 (ABS 2007 estimate) with the two largest industries by employment being health and social care (4,749 people) and retail (4705 people). Together these industries total just under 30 per cent of the working population.
Other key industries in terms of employment are education and training (3,155), manufacturing (2,789), accommodation and food (2,323 - reflecting the importance of the tourism industry and public service (2,130).
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