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Waratah-Wynyard Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Waratah-Wynyard Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers in Cradle Coast Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cradle Coast Region;
  • 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 Cradle Coast Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Waratah-Wynyard Council area - All industries2016
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Number%Tasmania %
Technicians and Trades Workers68317.913.9
Community and Personal Service Workers46212.112.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers3308.713.0
Sales Workers38910.29.9
Machinery Operators And Drivers42611.26.3
Inadequately described or not stated711.91.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.3% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.7% Managers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 13.7% Professionals, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 10.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 17.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 12.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 8.7% Sales Workers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 11.2% Labourers, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 14.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Waratah-Wynyard Council area: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Waratah-Wynyard Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (683 local workers or 17.9%)
  • Labourers (542 local workers or 14.2%)
  • Managers (524 local workers or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,749 people in total or 45.9% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Waratah-Wynyard Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.9% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (10.1% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.7% compared to 13.0%)

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