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Meander Valley Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in Meander Valley 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
Meander Valley Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Accommodation and Food Services%Number%Accommodation and Food Services%2011 to 2016
Managers1,32415.715.81,40516.320.4-81
Professionals1,24514.71.61,18413.71.3+61
Technicians and Trades Workers1,20814.312.71,29515.011.8-87
Community and Personal Service Workers99211.726.090710.525.4+85
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,07812.74.71,16713.54.7-89
Sales Workers7849.312.387510.210.6-91
Machinery Operators And Drivers7088.40.97198.3---11
Labourers98011.625.096111.224.2+19
Inadequately described or not stated1371.61.11021.21.6+35

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, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 15.8% Professionals, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 26.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 4.7% Sales Workers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 12.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 0.9% Labourers, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 25.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Meander Valley Council area - Accommodation and Food Services : 1.1% Managers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 15.7% Professionals, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 14.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 12.7% Sales Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 8.4% Labourers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: 1.6%
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, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -81 Professionals, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +61 Technicians and Trades Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -87 Community and Personal Service Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +85 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -89 Sales Workers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -91 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: -11 Labourers, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +19 Inadequately described or not stated, Meander Valley Council area - All industries: +35
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 Meander Valley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,324 people or 15.7%)
  • Professionals (1,245 people or 14.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,208 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,777 people in total or 44.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Accommodation and Food Services employed 15.8% in Managers; 1.6% in Professionals; and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Meander Valley Council area and Accommodation and Food Services were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (14.7% compared to 1.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.7% compared to 4.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.7% compared to 26.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (11.6% compared to 25.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Meander Valley Council area decreased by 159 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Meander Valley Council area were for those employed as:

  • Sales Workers (-91 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-89 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-87 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+85 people)

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