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Dorset Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania%Number%Tasmania%2011 to 2016
Managers52320.412.253720.012.4-14
Professionals2218.618.82619.718.5-40
Technicians and Trades Workers32712.714.038614.414.8-59
Community and Personal Service Workers2268.812.42398.911.1-13
Clerical and Administrative Workers2228.613.02409.013.8-18
Sales Workers2469.69.92298.59.7+17
Machinery Operators And Drivers27110.66.427010.16.7+1
Labourers48218.811.648118.011.3+1
Inadequately described or not stated491.91.7361.31.5+13

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 : 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania : 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania : 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tasmania : 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tasmania : 13.0% Sales Workers, Tasmania : 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tasmania : 6.4% Labourers, Tasmania : 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania : 1.7% Managers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 20.4% Professionals, Dorset Council area - All industries: 8.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 8.6% Sales Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 10.6% Labourers, Dorset Council area - All industries: 18.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Dorset Council area - All industries: 1.9%
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, Dorset Council area - All industries: -14 Professionals, Dorset Council area - All industries: -40 Technicians and Trades Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -59 Community and Personal Service Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -18 Sales Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: +17 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dorset Council area - All industries: +1 Labourers, Dorset Council area - All industries: +1 Inadequately described or not stated, Dorset Council area - All industries: +13
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 in Dorset Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (523 people or 20.4%)
  • Labourers (482 people or 18.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (327 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,332 people in total or 51.9% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 12.2% in Managers; 11.6% in Labourers; and 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (20.4% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (18.8% compared to 11.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (8.6% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.6% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Dorset Council area decreased by 112 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Dorset Council area was for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-59 people)

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