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City of Launceston

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more male resident workers technicians and trades 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 - Males20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Managers1,90113.718.02,00313.718.4-102
Professionals2,30916.60.82,36616.20.8-57
Technicians and Trades Workers2,92521.021.13,42323.422.9-498
Community and Personal Service Workers9656.920.48916.117.9+74
Clerical and Administrative Workers8346.02.79096.22.6-75
Sales Workers1,1998.68.51,1858.17.0+14
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,70212.22.91,77012.13.0-68
Labourers1,81413.025.01,83012.526.3-16
Inadequately described or not stated2691.90.62391.61.2+30

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 : 18.0% Professionals, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 21.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 20.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.7% Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 2.9% Labourers, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 25.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.6% Managers, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.7% Professionals, City of Launceston - All industries: 16.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 21.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 6.0% Sales Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - All industries: 12.2% Labourers, City of Launceston - All industries: 13.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: 1.9%
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 - All industries: -102 Professionals, City of Launceston - All industries: -57 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -498 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: +74 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: -75 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - All industries: +14 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - All industries: -68 Labourers, City of Launceston - All industries: -16 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - All industries: +30
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 male resident workers in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,925 people or 21.0%)
  • Professionals (2,309 people or 16.6%)
  • Managers (1,901 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,135 people in total or 51.3% of the male resident workers .

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 21.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 0.8% in Professionals; and 18.0% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the male resident workers of City of Launceston and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of male resident workers employed as Professionals (16.6% compared to 0.8%)
  • A larger percentage of male resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.2% compared to 2.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (6.9% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of male resident workers employed as Labourers (13.0% compared to 25.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the male resident workers ] in City of Launceston decreased by 698 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the male resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in City of Launceston were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-498 males)
  • Managers (-102 males)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-75 males)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+74 males)

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