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Local workers - Occupations - Health Care and Social Assistance

Within the City of Launceston, the Health Care and Social Assistance 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.

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

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.

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Local workers occupations
City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers2804.54.41973.74.0+83
Professionals2,41638.934.41,88835.932.9+528
Technicians and Trades Workers2073.33.31793.43.4+28
Community and Personal Service Workers2,04733.037.41,78033.837.4+267
Clerical and Administrative Workers81913.212.676314.513.5+56
Sales Workers290.50.6170.30.5+12
Machinery Operators And Drivers350.60.7420.80.7-7
Labourers3425.56.03606.86.7-18
Inadequately described or not stated370.60.7370.70.80

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 4.4% Professionals, Tasmania: 34.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 3.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania: 37.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania: 12.6% Sales Workers, Tasmania: 0.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania: 0.7% Labourers, Tasmania: 6.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 0.7% Managers, City of Launceston: 4.5% Professionals, City of Launceston: 38.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston: 3.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston: 33.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston: 13.2% Sales Workers, City of Launceston: 0.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston: 0.6% Labourers, City of Launceston: 5.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +83 Professionals, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +528 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +28 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +267 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +56 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: +12 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: -7 Labourers, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: -18 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Health Care and Social Assistance: 0
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,416 local workers or 38.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (2,047 local workers or 33.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (819 local workers or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,282 people in total or 85.0% of the Health Care and Social Assistance local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 34.4% as Professionals; 37.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 12.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce in the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (38.9% compared to 34.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (33.0% compared to 37.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Health Care and Social Assistance in the City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+528 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+267 local workers)
  • Managers (+83 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+56 local workers)

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