City of Launceston
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
Within City of Launceston, 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.
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.
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Launceston - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania %||Number||%||Tasmania %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||4,285||12.5||13.9||4,732||13.5||14.8||-447||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||4,470||13.0||12.4||4,115||11.7||11.2||+355||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||5,017||14.6||13.0||5,454||15.5||13.9||-437||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,897||5.5||6.3||2,106||6.0||6.6||-209||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||501||1.5||1.7||464||1.3||1.5||+37||33000||P|
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 (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in City of Launceston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (7,332 local workers or 21.4%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,017 local workers or 14.6%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (4,470 local workers or 13.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 16,819 people in total or 49.0% of the local workers .
In comparison, Tasmania employed 18.8% as Professionals; 13.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in City of Launceston and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (21.4% compared to 18.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.9% compared to 9.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.2% compared to 11.7%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 12.2%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the in City of Launceston workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-447 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-437 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+355 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-209 local workers)