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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the 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 the West Coast 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
West Coast Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers17311.412.21939.612.4-20
Professionals15210.118.81929.518.5-40
Technicians and Trades Workers25116.614.034917.414.8-98
Community and Personal Service Workers16711.112.420710.311.1-40
Clerical and Administrative Workers1197.913.01668.313.8-47
Sales Workers1187.89.91145.79.7+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers22414.86.443221.56.7-208
Labourers26717.711.632616.211.3-59
Inadequately described or not stated402.61.7321.61.5+8
Total Persons1,511100.0100.02,011100.0100.0-500

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 West Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (267 people or 17.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (251 people or 16.6%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (224 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 742 people in total or 49.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.6% in Labourers; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 6.4% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (10.1% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (17.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.9% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the West Coast Council area decreased by 500 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-208 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-98 persons)
  • Labourers (-59 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-47 persons)

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