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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the Murchison Area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Murchison Area's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Murchison Area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers1,57814.014.01,88315.514.8-305
Community and Personal Service Workers1,16510.412.41,1869.811.1-21
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,1069.813.01,1989.913.8-92
Sales Workers9318.39.99297.69.7+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,1199.96.41,42511.76.7-306
Inadequately described or not stated2382.11.71811.51.5+57
Total Persons11,255100.0100.012,162100.0100.0-907

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 resident workers in the Murchison Area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,081 people or 18.5%)
  • Managers (1,775 people or 15.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,578 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,434 people in total or 48.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.6% in Labourers; 12.2% in Managers and 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Murchison Area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.2% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (18.5% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (15.8% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Murchison Area decreased by 907 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Murchison Area were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-306 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-305 persons)
  • Professionals (-108 persons)
  • Managers (-104 persons)

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