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 City of Launceston'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|
|City of Launceston||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||290||12.4||13.6||296||12.6||13.6||-6|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||699||29.8||28.3||673||28.6||28.3||+26|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||99||4.2||4.0||100||4.2||4.3||-1|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||33||1.4||1.2||26||1.1||1.1||+7|
|Inadequately described or not stated||11||0.5||0.7||17||0.7||0.9||-6|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (699 people or 29.8%)
- Labourers (550 people or 23.5%)
- Managers (344 people or 14.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,593 people in total or 68.0% of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services).
In comparison, Tasmania employed 28.3% in Community and Personal Service Workers; 23.2% in Labourers and 16.2% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 16.2%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (29.8% compared to 28.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.4% compared to 13.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Sales Workers (13.2% compared to 12.0%)
The number of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in the City of Launceston decreased by 12 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Launceston were those employed as:
- Labourers (-43 persons)
- Sales Workers (+29 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+26 persons)
- Professionals (-13 persons)