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Murchison Area

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force labourers in Murchison 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
Murchison Area 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Greater Hobart%Number%Greater Hobart%2006 to 2011
Managers1,85815.311.42,03116.911.5-173
Professionals1,37311.322.41,20610.021.6+167
Technicians and Trades Workers1,88915.513.81,77814.813.9+111
Community and Personal Service Workers1,1859.711.51,0128.410.6+173
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,21910.016.11,20810.116.1+11
Sales Workers9337.79.98617.210.3+72
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,43211.84.61,34011.15.0+92
Labourers2,10517.38.82,37719.89.5-272
Inadequately described or not stated1821.51.52051.71.5-23

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, Murchison Area: 15.3% Professionals, Murchison Area: 11.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Murchison Area: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Murchison Area: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murchison Area: 10.0% Sales Workers, Murchison Area: 7.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murchison Area: 11.8% Labourers, Murchison Area: 17.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison 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, Murchison Area: -173 Professionals, Murchison Area: +167 Technicians and Trades Workers, Murchison Area: +111 Community and Personal Service Workers, Murchison Area: +173 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Murchison Area: +11 Sales Workers, Murchison Area: +72 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Murchison Area: +92 Labourers, Murchison Area: -272 Inadequately described or not stated, Murchison Area: -23
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 Murchison Area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,105 people or 17.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,889 people or 15.5%)
  • Managers (1,858 people or 15.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,852 people in total or 48.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Hobart employed 8.8% in Labourers; 13.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.4% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Murchison Area and Greater Hobart were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (17.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.8% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (11.3% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.0% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Murchison Area increased by 158 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in Murchison Area were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (-272 local labour force)
  • Managers (-173 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+173 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+167 local labour force)

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