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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in the Armidale Regional Council than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Armidale Regional Council's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers1,44613.913.31,47215.013.6-26
Professionals2,57924.822.72,42224.621.2+157
Technicians and Trades Workers1,22711.813.21,22612.513.6+1
Community and Personal Service Workers1,11510.79.51,01210.38.6+103
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,40313.515.11,26912.915.4+134
Sales Workers1,11610.89.399310.19.7+123
Machinery Operators And Drivers3343.26.43263.36.4+8
Labourers1,0159.88.798510.09.5+30
Inadequately described or not stated1441.41.81321.31.9+12

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, New South Wales: 13.3% Professionals, New South Wales: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.1% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.4% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Armidale Regional Council: 13.9% Professionals, Armidale Regional Council: 24.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Armidale Regional Council: 11.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Armidale Regional Council: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Armidale Regional Council: 13.5% Sales Workers, Armidale Regional Council: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Armidale Regional Council: 3.2% Labourers, Armidale Regional Council: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Armidale Regional Council: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Armidale Regional Council: -26 Professionals, Armidale Regional Council: +157 Technicians and Trades Workers, Armidale Regional Council: +1 Community and Personal Service Workers, Armidale Regional Council: +103 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Armidale Regional Council: +134 Sales Workers, Armidale Regional Council: +123 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Armidale Regional Council: +8 Labourers, Armidale Regional Council: +30 Inadequately described or not stated, Armidale Regional Council: +12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Armidale Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,579 people or 24.8%)
  • Managers (1,446 people or 13.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,403 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,428 people in total or 52.3% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 13.3% in Managers; and 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Armidale Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (24.8% compared to 22.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (10.8% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.5% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Armidale Regional Council increased by 542 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the Armidale Regional Council were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+157 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+134 local labour force)
  • Sales Workers (+123 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+103 local labour force)

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