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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the City of Launceston 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 City of Launceston'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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Managers2,92210.612.23,04210.712.4-120
Professionals5,59820.318.85,55719.618.5+41
Technicians and Trades Workers3,60013.114.04,07814.414.8-478
Community and Personal Service Workers3,50512.712.43,34111.811.1+164
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,40712.413.03,73213.213.8-325
Sales Workers3,13211.49.93,14811.19.7-16
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8286.66.41,9236.86.7-95
Labourers3,11111.311.63,10511.011.3+6
Inadequately described or not stated4301.61.73761.31.5+54

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania : 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania : 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania : 14.0% 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 : 6.4% Labourers, Tasmania : 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 1.7% Managers, City of Launceston - All industries: 10.6% Professionals, City of Launceston - All industries: 20.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 12.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 12.4% Sales Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 11.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.6% Labourers, City of Launceston - All industries: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - All industries: -120 Professionals, City of Launceston - All industries: +41 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -478 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: +164 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -325 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -16 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - All industries: -95 Labourers, City of Launceston - All industries: +6 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: +54
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 resident workers in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,598 people or 20.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,600 people or 13.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,505 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,703 people in total or 46.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.4% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (20.3% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (11.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of Launceston decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-478 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-325 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+164 people)
  • Managers (-120 people)

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