In the City of Launceston (Mining), 45.5% of workers were Machinery Operators And Drivers, compared to 43.4% in Tasmania.
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 the City of Launceston will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Launceston - Mining||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||8||18.2||27.2||12||24.5||25.2||-4|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||--||0||0.2||--||0||0.4||--|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||--||0||4.7||4||8.2||4.4||--|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||20||45.5||43.4||19||38.8||47.2||+1|
|Inadequately described or not stated||--||0||1.6||--||0||1.5||--|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (20 local workers or 45.5%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (8 local workers or 18.2%)
- Labourers (6 local workers or 13.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 34 people in total or 77.3% of the Mining local workers.
In comparison, Tasmania employed 43.4% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 27.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 5.6% as Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Mining) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.2% compared to 27.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Mining) employed as Labourers (13.6% compared to 5.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Mining) employed as Managers (11.4% compared to 7.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Mining) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (45.5% compared to 43.4%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Mining workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-4 local workers)
- Labourers (+3 local workers)
- Professionals (-2 local workers)
- Managers (+1 local workers)