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West Coast Council area

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force machinery operators and drivers in West Coast 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
West Coast Council area 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Managers1959.711.423411.411.5-39
Professionals1909.422.41838.921.6+7
Technicians and Trades Workers34517.113.839319.113.9-48
Community and Personal Service Workers20610.211.521210.310.6-6
Clerical and Administrative Workers1708.416.11728.416.1-2
Sales Workers1135.69.91014.910.3+12
Machinery Operators And Drivers43821.74.637018.05.0+68
Labourers32616.28.834016.59.5-14
Inadequately described or not stated311.51.5512.51.5-20

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, West Coast Council area: 9.7% Professionals, West Coast Council area: 9.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area: 17.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area: 8.4% Sales Workers, West Coast Council area: 5.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area: 21.7% Labourers, West Coast Council area: 16.2% Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area: 1.5%
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, West Coast Council area: -39 Professionals, West Coast Council area: +7 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area: -48 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area: -6 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area: -2 Sales Workers, West Coast Council area: +12 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area: +68 Labourers, West Coast Council area: -14 Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area: -20
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 West Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (438 people or 21.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (345 people or 17.1%)
  • Labourers (326 people or 16.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,109 people in total or 55.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 4.6% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 13.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 8.8% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of West Coast Council area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (21.7% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (16.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (9.4% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.4% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in West Coast Council area decreased by 42 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in West Coast Council area was for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+68 local labour force)

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