City of Launceston
Local workers - Occupations - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Within the City of Launceston, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 City of Launceston will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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
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, 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.
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Launceston - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania %||Number||%||Tasmania %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||250||14.2||13.6||208||12.7||13.1||+42||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||9||0.5||0.5||6||0.4||0.4||+3||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||427||24.2||22.6||425||26.0||24.9||+2||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||11||0.6||0.6||6||0.4||0.4||+5||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||12||0.7||1.0||17||1.0||0.9||-5||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (878 local workers or 49.7%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (427 local workers or 24.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (250 local workers or 14.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,555 people in total or 88.1% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services local workers .
In comparison, Tasmania employed 50.6% as Professionals; 22.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.6% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major difference between the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania is:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (24.2% compared to 22.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in the City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+42 local workers)
- Professionals (+38 local workers)
- Managers (+36 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+5 local workers)