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Coastal Urban Economic Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in the Coastal Urban Economic Region 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 Coastal Urban Economic 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Coastal Urban Economic Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers3,97711.112.24,23811.512.4-261
Professionals5,24014.618.85,39714.718.5-157
Technicians and Trades Workers5,53315.414.06,30117.114.8-768
Community and Personal Service Workers4,49212.512.44,13311.211.1+359
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,25011.813.04,48712.213.8-237
Sales Workers3,89710.89.93,73810.29.7+159
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,9618.26.43,1548.66.7-193
Labourers5,00313.911.64,80613.111.3+197
Inadequately described or not stated6221.71.75701.51.5+52
Total Persons35,975100.0100.036,824100.0100.0-849

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,533 people or 15.4%)
  • Professionals (5,240 people or 14.6%)
  • Labourers (5,003 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 15,776 people in total or 43.8% 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.9% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Coastal Urban Economic Region decreased by 849 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Coastal Urban Economic Region were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-768 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+359 persons)
  • Managers (-261 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-237 persons)

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