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Local workers - Occupations - Retail Trade

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.

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 - Retail Trade 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers65614.214.378016.816.5-124
Professionals1212.63.31182.52.9+3
Technicians and Trades Workers3006.56.22806.06.8+20
Community and Personal Service Workers290.60.7410.91.0-12
Clerical and Administrative Workers2886.26.42745.96.5+14
Sales Workers2,66857.656.52,59356.054.2+75
Machinery Operators And Drivers2044.43.41763.83.4+28
Labourers3477.58.73517.68.2-4
Inadequately described or not stated160.30.5190.40.7-3
Total Persons4,629100.0100.04,632100.0100.0-3

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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