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West Tamar Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the West Tamar Council area, 16.7% 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 West Tamar Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the West Tamar 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the West Tamar Council area, 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 West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. TasmaniaNumber%. Tasmania2011 - 2016
Managers55814.812.258313.312.4-25
Professionals62716.718.875017.118.5-123
Technicians and Trades Workers52714.013.969515.814.8-168
Community and Personal Service Workers48612.912.453612.211.2-50
Clerical and Administrative Workers3749.913.045910.513.9-85
Sales Workers38410.29.947310.89.8-89
Machinery Operators And Drivers2205.86.33147.26.6-94
Labourers52514.011.752211.911.3+3
Inadequately described or not stated601.61.7571.31.5+3
Total Persons3,761100.0100.04,389100.0100.0-628

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 West Tamar Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (627 local workers or 16.7%)
  • Managers (558 local workers or 14.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (527 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,712 people in total or 45.5% of the All industries local workers.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.9% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.7% compared to 18.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the West Tamar Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-168 local workers)
  • Professionals (-123 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-94 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (-89 local workers)

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