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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Burnie City 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 the Burnie City'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Burnie City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers7469.712.280710.112.4-61
Professionals1,11714.618.81,20115.118.5-84
Technicians and Trades Workers1,09314.314.01,37717.314.8-284
Community and Personal Service Workers97212.712.492011.511.1+52
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,01113.213.01,05613.213.8-45
Sales Workers89011.69.985410.79.7+36
Machinery Operators And Drivers6498.56.46528.26.7-3
Labourers1,04613.711.699012.411.3+56
Inadequately described or not stated1381.81.71171.51.5+21
Total Persons7,662100.0100.07,974100.0100.0-312

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Burnie City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,117 people or 14.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,093 people or 14.3%)
  • Labourers (1,046 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,256 people in total or 42.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 11.6% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Burnie City and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.7% compared to 11.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Burnie City decreased by 312 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Burnie City were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-284 persons)
  • Professionals (-84 persons)
  • Managers (-61 persons)
  • Labourers (+56 persons)

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