Northern Midlands Council area
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Northern Midlands Council area, 18.4% of workers were Labourers, 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 Midlands Council area will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Northern Midlands Council area;
- 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
|Local workers occupations|
|Northern Midlands Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Tasmania||Number||%||Tasmania||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||674||14.1||13.9||737||16.7||14.8||-63|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||378||7.9||12.4||393||8.9||11.2||-15|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||428||9.0||13.0||398||9.0||13.9||+30|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||658||13.8||6.3||417||9.5||6.6||+241|
|Inadequately described or not stated||75||1.6||1.7||68||1.5||1.5||+7|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Northern Midlands Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Labourers (878 local workers or 18.4%)
- Managers (843 local workers or 17.7%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (674 local workers or 14.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,395 people in total or 50.2% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Tasmania employed 11.7% as Labourers; 12.2% as Managers and 13.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Northern Midlands Council area and Tasmania were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (8.4% compared to 18.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.8% compared to 6.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.4% compared to 11.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 12.2%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Northern Midlands Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+241 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-63 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+59 local workers)
- Labourers (+58 local workers)