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West Coast Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within West Coast 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 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, West Coast 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
West Coast Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers20610.712.22369.212.4-30
Professionals21911.418.826710.418.5-48
Technicians and Trades Workers38520.113.953621.014.8-151
Community and Personal Service Workers1718.912.42148.411.2-43
Clerical and Administrative Workers1397.313.01766.913.9-37
Sales Workers1216.39.91194.79.8+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers35918.76.362724.56.6-268
Labourers27314.211.734613.511.3-73
Inadequately described or not stated442.31.7361.41.5+8

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, West Coast Council area: 10.7% Professionals, West Coast Council area: 11.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area: 20.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area: 7.3% Sales Workers, West Coast Council area: 6.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area: 18.7% Labourers, West Coast Council area: 14.2% Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -30 Professionals, West Coast Council area - All industries: -48 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -151 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -43 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -37 Sales Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +2 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -268 Labourers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -73 Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: +8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in West Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (385 local workers or 20.1%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (359 local workers or 18.7%)
  • Labourers (273 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,017 people in total or 53.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.3% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 11.7% as Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (18.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.1% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (11.4% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.3% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in West Coast Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-268 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-151 local workers)
  • Labourers (-73 local workers)
  • Professionals (-48 local workers)

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