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West Tamar Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the West Tamar 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 the West Tamar Council 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
West Tamar Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers1,18412.012.21,20512.112.4-21
Professionals2,05120.818.81,99120.118.5+60
Technicians and Trades Workers1,49215.114.01,59516.114.8-103
Community and Personal Service Workers1,19012.112.41,07210.811.1+118
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,24612.613.01,35313.613.8-107
Sales Workers9719.89.99399.59.7+32
Machinery Operators And Drivers6176.36.47047.16.7-87
Labourers9619.711.69249.311.3+37
Inadequately described or not stated1461.51.71371.41.5+9
Total Persons9,858100.0100.09,920100.0100.0-62

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 West Tamar Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,051 people or 20.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,492 people or 15.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,246 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,789 people in total or 48.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.8% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (9.7% compared to 11.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.6% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the West Tamar Council area decreased by 62 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+118 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-107 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-103 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-87 persons)

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