Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Northern Tasmania Region, 18.0% of workers were Professionals, compared to 18.8% in 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 the Northern Tasmania Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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 the Northern Tasmania Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 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
Total Persons55,174100.0100.056,617100.0100.0-1,443

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 All industries workforce in the 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 All industries local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.8% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.2% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.0% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.1% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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