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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers labourers in West Coast Council 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 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.

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

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Resident workers occupations
West Coast Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Managers17311.412.21939.612.4-20
Professionals15210.118.81929.518.5-40
Technicians and Trades Workers25116.614.034917.414.8-98
Community and Personal Service Workers16711.112.420710.311.1-40
Clerical and Administrative Workers1197.913.01668.313.8-47
Sales Workers1187.89.91145.79.7+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers22414.86.443221.56.7-208
Labourers26717.711.632616.211.3-59
Inadequately described or not stated402.61.7321.61.5+8

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania : 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania : 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania : 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania : 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania : 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania : 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania : 6.4% Labourers, Tasmania : 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 1.7% Managers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 11.4% Professionals, West Coast Council area - All industries: 10.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 16.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 7.9% Sales Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 14.8% Labourers, West Coast Council area - All industries: 17.7% Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: 2.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -20 Professionals, West Coast Council area - All industries: -40 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -98 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -40 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -47 Sales Workers, West Coast Council area - All industries: +4 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -208 Labourers, West Coast Council area - All industries: -59 Inadequately described or not stated, West Coast Council area - All industries: +8
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 resident workers in West Coast Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (267 people or 17.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (251 people or 16.6%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (224 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 742 people in total or 49.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.6% in Labourers; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 6.4% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of West Coast Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.8% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (17.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (10.1% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.9% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in West Coast Council area decreased by 500 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in West Coast Council area were for those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-208 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-98 people)
  • Labourers (-59 people)

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