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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force 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 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
City of Launceston 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2006 to 2011
Managers3,03710.712.42,87710.712.8+160
Professionals5,54219.618.54,88318.217.5+659
Technicians and Trades Workers4,08314.414.83,78114.114.6+302
Community and Personal Service Workers3,35811.911.12,82010.510.0+538
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,71813.113.83,75214.014.0-34
Sales Workers3,14911.19.73,11911.69.9+30
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,9296.86.71,9697.37.1-40
Labourers3,10911.011.33,28212.212.5-173
Inadequately described or not stated3761.31.53881.41.5-12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, Tasmania: 12.4% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 13.8% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 6.7% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.5% Managers, City of Launceston: 10.7% Professionals, City of Launceston: 19.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston: 13.1% Sales Workers, City of Launceston: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston: 6.8% Labourers, City of Launceston: 11.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Launceston: +160 Professionals, City of Launceston: +659 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston: +302 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston: +538 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston: -34 Sales Workers, City of Launceston: +30 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston: -40 Labourers, City of Launceston: -173 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Launceston in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,542 people or 19.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,083 people or 14.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,718 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,343 people in total or 47.1% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.5% in Professionals; 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (11.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (19.6% compared to 18.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (10.7% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Launceston increased by 1,430 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Launceston were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+659 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+538 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+302 local labour force)
  • Labourers (-173 local labour force)

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