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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the Northern Tasmania Region 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 Northern Tasmania Region'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
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Managers7,49712.812.27,71812.912.4-221
Professionals10,29517.618.810,15017.018.5+145
Technicians and Trades Workers8,16914.014.08,99915.114.8-830
Community and Personal Service Workers7,00112.012.46,63311.111.1+368
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,01712.013.07,56612.713.8-549
Sales Workers6,11310.59.96,13410.39.7-21
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3737.56.44,6487.86.7-275
Labourers7,05112.111.67,07711.811.3-26
Inadequately described or not stated9431.61.78471.41.5+96

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, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 12.8% Professionals, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 17.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 12.0% Sales Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 7.5% Labourers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 12.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: 1.6%
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, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -221 Professionals, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +145 Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -830 Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +368 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -549 Sales Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -21 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -275 Labourers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -26 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +96
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 Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,295 people or 17.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,169 people or 14.0%)
  • Managers (7,497 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,961 people in total or 44.4% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.2% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (17.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,313 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-830 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-549 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+368 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-275 people)

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