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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in the 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 the Waratah-Wynyard Council area'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
Waratah-Wynyard Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers63711.912.267612.012.4-39
Professionals75914.218.881114.318.5-52
Technicians and Trades Workers81915.314.098017.314.8-161
Community and Personal Service Workers63211.812.463911.311.1-7
Clerical and Administrative Workers60811.413.065211.513.8-44
Sales Workers5199.79.95279.39.7-8
Machinery Operators And Drivers4979.36.45629.96.7-65
Labourers75714.211.672612.811.3+31
Inadequately described or not stated1092.01.7801.41.5+29
Total Persons5,337100.0100.05,653100.0100.0-316

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 Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (819 people or 15.3%)
  • Professionals (759 people or 14.2%)
  • Labourers (757 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,335 people in total or 43.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.4% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area decreased by 316 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Waratah-Wynyard Council area were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-161 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-65 persons)
  • Professionals (-52 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-44 persons)

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