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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) 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%. Education and TrainingNumber%. Education and Training2011 - 2016
Managers816.46.6826.86.5-1
Professionals63650.658.461851.560.7+18
Technicians and Trades Workers18915.04.514912.44.6+40
Community and Personal Service Workers40.314.330.313.9+1
Clerical and Administrative Workers27221.710.928824.09.9-16
Sales Workers302.40.2181.50.1+12
Machinery Operators And Drivers100.80.330.30.1+7
Labourers282.24.2262.23.6+2
Inadequately described or not stated60.50.6121.00.5-6
Total Persons1,256100.0100.01,199100.0100.0+57

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 (636 people or 50.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (272 people or 21.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (189 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,097 people in total or 87.3% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, the Education and Training workforce in the City of Launceston employed 58.4% in Professionals; 10.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 4.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the City of Launceston and Education and Training were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (0.3% compared to 14.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (21.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 4.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Professionals (50.6% compared to 58.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the City of Launceston increased by 57 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 (+40 persons)
  • Professionals (+18 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-16 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+12 persons)

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