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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in Waratah-Wynyard Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Cradle Coast Region's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Managers66011.711.466312.511.5-3
Professionals80714.322.468312.921.6+124
Technicians and Trades Workers99317.613.886016.313.9+133
Community and Personal Service Workers63911.311.554710.410.6+92
Clerical and Administrative Workers65611.616.164012.116.1+16
Sales Workers5399.59.95019.510.3+38
Machinery Operators And Drivers56310.04.654410.35.0+19
Labourers72612.88.877514.79.5-49
Inadequately described or not stated751.31.5701.31.5+5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Greater Hobart: 11.4% Professionals, Greater Hobart: 22.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Hobart: 13.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Hobart: 11.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Hobart: 16.1% Sales Workers, Greater Hobart: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Hobart: 4.6% Labourers, Greater Hobart: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Hobart: 1.5% Managers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 11.7% Professionals, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 14.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 17.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 11.6% Sales Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 10.0% Labourers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 12.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -3 Professionals, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +124 Technicians and Trades Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +133 Community and Personal Service Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +92 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +16 Sales Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +38 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +19 Labourers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: -49 Inadequately described or not stated, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: +5
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (993 people or 17.6%)
  • Professionals (807 people or 14.3%)
  • Labourers (726 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,526 people in total or 44.6% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 13.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 22.4% in Professionals; and 8.8% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (12.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (14.3% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.6% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Waratah-Wynyard Council area increased by 375 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Waratah-Wynyard Council area were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+133 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+124 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+92 local labour force)

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