Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Northern Tasmania Region 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 the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Northern Tasmania Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers7,49712.812.27,71812.912.4-221
Professionals10,29517.618.810,15017.018.5+145
Technicians and Trades Workers8,16914.014.08,99915.114.8-830
Community and Personal Service Workers7,00112.012.46,63311.111.1+368
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,01712.013.07,56612.713.8-549
Sales Workers6,11310.59.96,13410.39.7-21
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3737.56.44,6487.86.7-275
Labourers7,05112.111.67,07711.811.3-26
Inadequately described or not stated9431.61.78471.41.5+96
Total Persons58,459100.0100.059,772100.0100.0-1,313

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,295 people or 17.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,169 people or 14.0%)
  • Managers (7,497 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,961 people in total or 44.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.2% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (12.8% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Northern Tasmania Region decreased by 1,313 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Tasmania Region were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-830 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-549 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+368 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-275 persons)

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