City of Launceston
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) 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||%||Accommodation and Food Services%||Number||%||Accommodation and Food Services%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||48||4.1||12.4||63||5.0||12.6||-15||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||21||1.8||29.8||24||1.9||28.6||-3||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||247||21.1||4.2||265||21.2||4.2||-18||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||571||48.8||1.4||569||45.4||1.1||+2||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||13||1.1||0.5||18||1.4||0.7||-5||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 (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (571 people or 48.8%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (247 people or 21.1%)
- Managers (107 people or 9.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 925 people in total or 79.1% of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing).
In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 1.4% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; 4.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 14.7% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) of City of Launceston and Accommodation and Food Services were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (48.8% compared to 1.4%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (21.1% compared to 4.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (1.8% compared to 29.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) employed as Labourers (5.0% compared to 23.5%)
The number of people in the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing)] in City of Launceston decreased by 82 between 2011 and 2016.
There were no major changes in the occupations of the resident workers (Transport, Postal and Warehousing) between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston.