City of Launceston
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (Mining) machinery operators and drivers in City of Launceston 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
|Resident workers occupations|
|City of Launceston||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania%||Number||%||Tasmania%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||34||25.4||28.3||38||23.9||26.0||-4||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||--||--||0.2||--||--||0.4||--||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||8||6.0||4.3||5||3.1||4.0||+3||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||50||37.3||43.4||72||45.3||45.6||-22||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||4||3.0||1.8||3||1.9||1.6||+1||33000||P|
The Northern Tasmania region includes the following 8 LGAs; Break O'Day (M), Dorset (M), Flinders (M), George Town (M), Launceston (C), Meander Valley (M), Northern Midlands (M) & West Tamar (M).
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers (Mining) in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (50 people or 37.3%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (34 people or 25.4%)
- Professionals (17 people or 12.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 101 people in total or 75.4% of the resident workers (Mining).
In comparison, Tasmania employed 43.4% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 28.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 9.6% in Professionals.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Mining) of City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Professionals (12.7% compared to 9.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Labourers (8.2% compared to 5.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (37.3% compared to 43.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Mining) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (25.4% compared to 28.3%)
The number of people in the resident workers (Mining)] in City of Launceston decreased by 25 between 2011 and 2016.
There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Mining) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston.