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Northern Tasmania Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Northern Tasmania Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Tasmania.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Northern Tasmania Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Northern Tasmania Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Northern Tasmania Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Northern Tasmania Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Northern Tasmania Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers7,18013.012.27,36713.012.4-187
Professionals9,91118.018.89,85917.418.5+52
Technicians and Trades Workers7,24213.113.98,08314.314.8-841
Community and Personal Service Workers6,70712.212.46,37911.311.2+328
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,87712.513.07,43513.113.9-558
Sales Workers5,98110.89.95,99610.69.8-15
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,9827.26.34,2307.56.6-248
Labourers6,42411.611.76,46811.411.3-44
Inadequately described or not stated8701.61.78001.41.5+70

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Tasmania: 12.2% Professionals, Tasmania: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tasmania: 13.9% 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: 6.3% Labourers, Tasmania: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Tasmania: 1.7% Managers, Northern Tasmania Region: 13.0% Professionals, Northern Tasmania Region: 18.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Tasmania Region: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Tasmania Region: 12.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Tasmania Region: 12.5% Sales Workers, Northern Tasmania Region: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.2% Labourers, Northern Tasmania Region: 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -187 Professionals, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +52 Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -841 Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +328 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -558 Sales Workers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -15 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -248 Labourers, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: -44 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Tasmania Region - All industries: +70
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 workforce in Northern Tasmania Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (9,911 local workers or 18.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (7,242 local workers or 13.1%)
  • Managers (7,180 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 24,333 people in total or 44.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% as Professionals; 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.2% as Managers.

There were no major differences between the jobs held by the in the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania in 2016.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Northern Tasmania Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-841 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-558 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+328 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-248 local workers)

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