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Local workers - Occupations - Manufacturing

Within the City of Launceston, the Manufacturing workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Wholesale Trade workforce.

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 City of Launceston will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Launceston;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for City of Launceston, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, City of Launceston in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
City of Launceston - Manufacturing20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Wholesale Trade %Number%Wholesale Trade %2011 to 2016
Managers25314.516.433612.216.7-83
Professionals794.56.31244.54.3-45
Technicians and Trades Workers48828.010.085230.97.0-364
Community and Personal Service Workers412.30.4361.30.3+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers1599.116.12589.319.4-99
Sales Workers1357.725.01896.821.4-54
Machinery Operators And Drivers22312.816.541515.023.4-192
Labourers34319.78.149918.16.5-156
Inadequately described or not stated241.41.1521.91.0-28

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Wholesale Trade: 16.4% Professionals, Wholesale Trade: 6.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wholesale Trade: 10.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wholesale Trade: 0.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wholesale Trade: 16.1% Sales Workers, Wholesale Trade: 25.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wholesale Trade: 16.5% Labourers, Wholesale Trade: 8.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Wholesale Trade: 1.1% Managers, Manufacturing: 14.5% Professionals, Manufacturing: 4.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Manufacturing: 28.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Manufacturing: 2.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Manufacturing: 9.1% Sales Workers, Manufacturing: 7.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Manufacturing: 12.8% Labourers, Manufacturing: 19.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Manufacturing: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -83 Professionals, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -45 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -364 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: +5 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -99 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -54 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -192 Labourers, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -156 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Manufacturing: -28
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 Manufacturing workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (488 local workers or 28.0%)
  • Labourers (343 local workers or 19.7%)
  • Managers (253 local workers or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,084 people in total or 62.1% of the Manufacturing local workers .

In comparison, the Wholesale Trade workforce within City of Launceston employed 10.0% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 8.1% as Labourers; and 16.4% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Launceston and the Wholesale Trade workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (28.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (19.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (7.7% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.1% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Manufacturing in the City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-364 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-192 local workers)
  • Labourers (-156 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-99 local workers)

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