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Dorset Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Dorset Council area, 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, Dorset Council area 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
Dorset Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Tasmania %Number%Tasmania %2011 to 2016
Managers49221.812.253021.912.4-38
Professionals22610.018.827311.318.5-47
Technicians and Trades Workers25911.513.929712.314.8-38
Community and Personal Service Workers2069.112.42148.811.2-8
Clerical and Administrative Workers1918.513.02128.813.9-21
Sales Workers24210.79.92249.29.8+18
Machinery Operators And Drivers1928.56.32078.56.6-15
Labourers41018.211.742817.711.3-18
Inadequately described or not stated381.71.7371.51.5+1

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, Dorset Council area: 21.8% Professionals, Dorset Council area: 10.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Dorset Council area: 11.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Dorset Council area: 9.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dorset Council area: 8.5% Sales Workers, Dorset Council area: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dorset Council area: 8.5% Labourers, Dorset Council area: 18.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Dorset Council area: 1.7%
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, Dorset Council area - All industries: -38 Professionals, Dorset Council area - All industries: -47 Technicians and Trades Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -38 Community and Personal Service Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -8 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -21 Sales Workers, Dorset Council area - All industries: +18 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -15 Labourers, Dorset Council area - All industries: -18 Inadequately described or not stated, Dorset Council area - All industries: +1
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 Dorset Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (492 local workers or 21.8%)
  • Labourers (410 local workers or 18.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (259 local workers or 11.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,161 people in total or 51.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, Tasmania employed 12.2% as Managers; 11.7% as Labourers; and 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (21.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.2% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (10.0% compared to 18.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.5% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Dorset Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (-47 local workers)
  • Managers (-38 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-38 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-21 local workers)

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