In the City of Launceston (Retail Trade), 57.6% of workers were Sales Workers, compared to 56.5% 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 - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||300||6.5||6.2||280||6.0||6.8||+20|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||29||0.6||0.7||41||0.9||1.0||-12|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||288||6.2||6.4||274||5.9||6.5||+14|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||204||4.4||3.4||176||3.8||3.4||+28|
|Inadequately described or not stated||16||0.3||0.5||19||0.4||0.7||-3|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Sales Workers (2,668 local workers or 57.6%)
- Managers (656 local workers or 14.2%)
- Labourers (347 local workers or 7.5%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,671 people in total or 79.3% of the Retail Trade local workers.
In comparison, Tasmania employed 56.5% as Sales Workers; 14.3% as Managers and 8.7% as Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Labourers (7.5% compared to 8.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Sales Workers (57.6% compared to 56.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.4% compared to 3.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (2.6% compared to 3.3%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Launceston between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Managers (-124 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+75 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+28 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+20 local workers)