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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within West Coast Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Cradle Coast Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cradle Coast Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cradle Coast Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
West Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2006 to 2011
Managers2229.712.521610.613.1+6
Professionals24810.818.72019.917.9+47
Technicians and Trades Workers46320.214.940619.914.6+57
Community and Personal Service Workers2048.911.22019.910.0+3
Clerical and Administrative Workers1848.014.01587.814.4+26
Sales Workers1124.99.91035.110.0+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers53923.56.641320.37.0+126
Labourers30113.111.330915.212.2-8
Inadequately described or not stated231.00.9311.50.7-8

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Tasmania: 12.5% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 11.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 14.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.6% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 0.9% Managers, West Coast Council area: 9.7% Professionals, West Coast Council area: 10.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area: 20.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area: 8.0% Sales Workers, West Coast Council area: 4.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area: 23.5% Labourers, West Coast Council area: 13.1% Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area: 1.0%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +6 Professionals, West Coast Council area - All industries: +47 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +57 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +26 Sales Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +126 Labourers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -8 Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: -8
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 in West Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (539 local workers or 23.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (463 local workers or 20.2%)
  • Labourers (301 local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,303 people in total or 56.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 6.6% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 14.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.3% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (23.5% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (10.8% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.0% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in West Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+126 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+57 local workers)
  • Professionals (+47 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+26 local workers)

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