West Coast Council area
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the West Coast Council area, 20.1% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, 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 West Coast Council area will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the West Coast 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|West Coast Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||385||20.1||13.9||536||21.0||14.8||-151|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||171||8.9||12.4||214||8.4||11.2||-43|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||139||7.3||13.0||176||6.9||13.9||-37|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||359||18.7||6.3||627||24.5||6.6||-268|
|Inadequately described or not stated||44||2.3||1.7||36||1.4||1.5||+8|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the 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 All industries 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 the 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (11.4% compared to 18.8%)
- 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 Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.3% compared to 13.0%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the West Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-268 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-151 local workers)
- Labourers (-73 local workers)
- Professionals (-48 local workers)