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Local workers - Occupations - Construction

In the City of Launceston (Construction), 48.4% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 50.0% 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.

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

Data source

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, the 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 - Construction 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers32015.915.730515.815.4+15
Professionals522.61.9371.91.8+15
Technicians and Trades Workers97348.450.099551.452.1-22
Community and Personal Service Workers--00.130.20.1--
Clerical and Administrative Workers1879.38.220210.48.4-15
Sales Workers391.91.1191.00.7+20
Machinery Operators And Drivers20410.29.21477.68.4+57
Labourers21310.612.621611.212.2-3
Inadequately described or not stated211.01.1120.60.7+9
Total Persons2,009100.0100.01,936100.0100.0+73

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 Construction workforce in the City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (973 local workers or 48.4%)
  • Managers (320 local workers or 15.9%)
  • Labourers (213 local workers or 10.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,506 people in total or 74.9% of the Construction local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 50.0% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.7% as Managers and 12.6% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Construction workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (48.4% compared to 50.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.3% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.2% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Construction workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+57 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-22 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+20 local workers)
  • Managers (+15 local workers)

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