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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. ManufacturingNumber%. Manufacturing2011 - 2016
Managers2,92210.613.73,04210.712.0-120
Professionals5,59820.36.45,55719.67.5+41
Technicians and Trades Workers3,60013.125.64,07814.428.5-478
Community and Personal Service Workers3,50512.71.93,34111.81.5+164
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,40712.47.23,73213.27.5-325
Sales Workers3,13211.46.43,14811.15.5-16
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,8286.615.01,9236.816.4-95
Labourers3,11111.322.33,10511.019.5+6
Inadequately described or not stated4301.61.63761.31.7+54
Total Persons27,533100.0100.028,302100.0100.0-769

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the 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 (All industries).

In comparison, the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Launceston employed 6.4% in Professionals; 25.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 1.9% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Launceston and Manufacturing were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.1% compared to 25.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (11.3% compared to 22.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.7% compared to 1.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Launceston decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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