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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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Launceston 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Managers1079.114.71108.814.8-3
Professionals605.10.4836.60.9-23
Technicians and Trades Workers484.112.4635.012.6-15
Community and Personal Service Workers211.829.8241.928.6-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers24721.14.226521.24.2-18
Sales Workers443.813.2423.411.9+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers57148.81.456945.41.1+2
Labourers595.023.5786.225.2-19
Inadequately described or not stated131.10.5181.40.7-5

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, 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% Managers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 9.1% Professionals, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 4.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 21.1% Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 48.8% Labourers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 5.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 1.1%
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 - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Professionals, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -23 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -15 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -18 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +2 Labourers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -19 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -5
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 (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%)

Emerging groups

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.

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