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Local workers - Occupations - Transport, Postal and Warehousing

Within City of Launceston, the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Financial and Insurance Services workforce.

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, City of Launceston 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
City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Financial and Insurance Services %Number%Financial and Insurance Services %2011 to 2016
Managers1159.412.21108.811.1+5
Professionals403.320.1362.918.0+4
Technicians and Trades Workers473.80.6745.90.7-27
Community and Personal Service Workers110.9--70.60.3+4
Clerical and Administrative Workers29223.862.630324.265.1-11
Sales Workers383.12.3342.73.8+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers62651.1--61849.3--+8
Labourers473.80.7564.50.4-9
Inadequately described or not stated90.71.5161.30.7-7

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.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Financial and Insurance Services: 12.2% Professionals, Financial and Insurance Services: 20.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Financial and Insurance Services: 62.6% Sales Workers, Financial and Insurance Services: 2.3% Labourers, Financial and Insurance Services: 0.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Financial and Insurance Services: 1.5% Managers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 9.4% Professionals, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 23.8% Sales Workers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 51.1% Labourers, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Transport, Postal and Warehousing: 0.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
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Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +5 Professionals, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -27 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -11 Sales Workers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +4 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: +8 Labourers, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -9 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Launceston - Transport, Postal and Warehousing: -7
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 Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (626 local workers or 51.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (292 local workers or 23.8%)
  • Managers (115 local workers or 9.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,033 people in total or 84.3% of the Transport, Postal and Warehousing local workers .

In comparison, the Financial and Insurance Services workforce within City of Launceston employed % as Machinery Operators And Drivers; 62.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.2% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Transport, Postal and Warehousing workforce in City of Launceston and the Financial and Insurance Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (51.1% compared to 0.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (3.8% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (23.8% compared to 62.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (3.3% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Transport, Postal and Warehousing in City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-27 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-11 local workers)
  • Labourers (-9 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+8 local workers)

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