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King Island Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the King Island Council area, 25.1% of workers were Managers, compared to 18.8% in Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the King Island Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the King Island Council area;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the King Island Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the King Island Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
King Island Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers19325.112.221125.212.4-18
Professionals719.218.8789.318.5-7
Technicians and Trades Workers9312.113.99010.714.8+3
Community and Personal Service Workers597.712.4546.411.2+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers719.213.0779.213.9-6
Sales Workers455.89.9404.89.8+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers597.76.3485.76.6+11
Labourers16421.311.722727.111.3-63
Inadequately described or not stated151.91.7131.61.5+2
Total Persons770100.0100.0838100.0100.0-68

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the King Island Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (193 local workers or 25.1%)
  • Labourers (164 local workers or 21.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (93 local workers or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 450 people in total or 58.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 12.2% as Managers; 11.7% as Labourers and 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the King Island Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (25.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (21.3% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (9.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.7% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the King Island Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Labourers (-63 local workers)
  • Managers (-18 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+11 local workers)
  • Professionals (-7 local workers)

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