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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) community and personal service workers 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
Managers34414.716.234914.816.5-5
Professionals90.40.8220.91.0-13
Technicians and Trades Workers29012.413.629612.613.6-6
Community and Personal Service Workers69929.828.367328.628.3+26
Clerical and Administrative Workers994.24.01004.24.3-1
Sales Workers30913.212.028011.910.3+29
Machinery Operators And Drivers331.41.2261.11.1+7
Labourers55023.523.259325.224.0-43
Inadequately described or not stated110.50.7170.70.9-6

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 - Accommodation and Food Services  : 16.2% Professionals, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 28.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 4.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 12.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 1.2% Labourers, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 23.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania - Accommodation and Food Services  : 0.7% Managers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 14.7% Professionals, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 12.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 29.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 4.2% Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 13.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 1.4% Labourers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 23.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: 0.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -5 Professionals, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -13 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -6 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +26 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -1 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +29 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: +7 Labourers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -43 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services: -6
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) in 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 City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (29.8% compared to 28.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Sales Workers (13.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.4% compared to 13.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services)] in City of Launceston decreased by 12 between 2011 and 2016.

There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Accommodation and Food Services) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston.

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