Northern Tasmania Region
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
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 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
|Resident workers occupations|
|Northern Tasmania Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||8,169||14.0||14.0||8,999||15.1||14.8||-830|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||7,001||12.0||12.4||6,633||11.1||11.1||+368|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||7,017||12.0||13.0||7,566||12.7||13.8||-549|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||4,373||7.5||6.4||4,648||7.8||6.7||-275|
|Inadequately described or not stated||943||1.6||1.7||847||1.4||1.5||+96|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the 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 (All industries).
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 (All industries) of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.6% compared to 18.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.5% compared to 6.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 13.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (12.8% compared to 12.2%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,313 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were those employed as:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-830 persons)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-549 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+368 persons)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-275 persons)