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Local workers - Occupations - Other Services

In the City of Launceston (Other Services), 44.2% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 46.3% 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 - Other Services 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers916.37.4936.26.4-2
Professionals1268.78.51097.28.7+17
Technicians and Trades Workers64144.246.372848.449.6-87
Community and Personal Service Workers21715.013.320013.311.0+17
Clerical and Administrative Workers15410.610.617611.710.8-22
Sales Workers292.01.6281.91.8+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers211.41.5201.31.7+1
Labourers16911.610.01359.09.3+34
Inadequately described or not stated30.20.8151.00.8-12
Total Persons1,451100.0100.01,504100.0100.0-53

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (641 local workers or 44.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (217 local workers or 15.0%)
  • Labourers (169 local workers or 11.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,027 people in total or 70.8% of the Other Services local workers.

In comparison, Tasmania employed 46.3% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 13.3% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 10.0% as Labourers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Other Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (44.2% compared to 46.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Other Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.0% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Other Services) employed as Labourers (11.6% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Other Services) employed as Managers (6.3% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-87 local workers)
  • Labourers (+34 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-22 local workers)
  • Professionals (+17 local workers)

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