In the City of Launceston (Manufacturing), 28.0% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 26.9% 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 - Manufacturing||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||488||28.0||26.9||852||30.9||29.5||-364|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||41||2.3||2.2||36||1.3||1.6||+5|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||159||9.1||6.9||258||9.3||7.5||-99|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||223||12.8||13.9||415||15.0||15.1||-192|
|Inadequately described or not stated||24||1.4||1.4||52||1.9||1.5||-28|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Manufacturing workforce in the 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, Tasmania employed 26.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.7% as Labourers and 12.4% as Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Labourers (19.7% compared to 23.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.1% compared to 6.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Managers (14.5% compared to 12.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Manufacturing) employed as Professionals (4.5% compared to 6.3%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Manufacturing workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- 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)