Murchison - Burnie Economic Region
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Murchison - Burnie 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 Murchison - Burnie 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Murchison - Burnie Economic Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||2,671||14.1||14.0||3,260||16.2||14.8||-589|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,137||11.3||12.4||2,106||10.5||11.1||+31|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||2,117||11.2||13.0||2,254||11.2||13.8||-137|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,768||9.3||6.4||2,077||10.3||6.7||-309|
|Inadequately described or not stated||376||2.0||1.7||298||1.5||1.5||+78|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Labourers (3,127 people or 16.5%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (2,671 people or 14.1%)
- Managers (2,521 people or 13.3%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,319 people in total or 44.0% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.6% in Labourers; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.2% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.6% compared to 18.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.5% compared to 11.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.2% compared to 13.0%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region decreased by 1,219 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison - Burnie Economic Region were those employed as:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-589 persons)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-309 persons)
- Professionals (-192 persons)
- Managers (-165 persons)