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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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Managers107.56.51610.17.1-6
Professionals1712.79.61911.910.1-2
Technicians and Trades Workers3425.428.33823.926.0-4
Community and Personal Service Workers----0.2----0.4--
Clerical and Administrative Workers86.04.353.14.0+3
Sales Workers----0.5----0.1--
Machinery Operators And Drivers5037.343.47245.345.6-22
Labourers118.25.563.84.9+5
Inadequately described or not stated43.01.831.91.6+1

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 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania - Mining  : 6.5% Professionals, Tasmania - Mining  : 9.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania - Mining  : 28.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania - Mining  : 4.3% Sales Workers, Tasmania - Mining  : 0.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania - Mining  : 43.4% Labourers, Tasmania - Mining  : 5.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania - Mining  : 1.8% Managers, City of Launceston - Mining: 7.5% Professionals, City of Launceston - Mining: 12.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Mining: 25.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Mining: 6.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Mining: 37.3% Labourers, City of Launceston - Mining: 8.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Mining: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - Mining: -6 Professionals, City of Launceston - Mining: -2 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Mining: -4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Mining: +3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Mining: -22 Labourers, City of Launceston - Mining: +5 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Mining: +1
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

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%)

Emerging groups

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.

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