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Local labour force - Occupations of employment

There are more clerical and administrative workers in Bankstown City local labour force 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, Educational Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Bankstown City's labour force.

When comparing the occupations of the people who reside in Bankstown City (The local labour force) with those who work in Bankstown City (The workforce), Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or 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 labour force occupations
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Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers6,98010.013.36,3619.713.6+619
Professionals12,13217.422.710,06615.421.2+2,066
Technicians and Trades Workers10,75315.413.210,67916.313.6+74
Community and Personal Service Workers5,9818.69.54,9357.58.6+1,046
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,61018.015.112,09318.515.4+517
Sales Workers6,6329.59.36,54810.09.7+84
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,2138.96.46,1029.36.4+111
Labourers6,8239.88.76,82510.49.5-2
Inadequately described or not stated1,7442.51.81,8052.81.9-61

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

Local labour force occupations, 2011
Local labour force 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, Bankstown City: 10.0% Professionals, Bankstown City: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bankstown City: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bankstown City: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bankstown City: 18.0% Sales Workers, Bankstown City: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bankstown City: 8.9% Labourers, Bankstown City: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: 2.5%
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 labour force occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Bankstown City: +619 Professionals, Bankstown City: +2,066 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bankstown City: +74 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bankstown City: +1,046 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bankstown City: +517 Sales Workers, Bankstown City: +84 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bankstown City: +111 Labourers, Bankstown City: -2 Inadequately described or not stated, Bankstown City: -61
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 Bankstown City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,610 people or 18.0%)
  • Professionals (12,132 people or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,753 people or 15.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,495 people in total or 50.8% of the employed local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 22.7% in Professionals; and 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (18.0% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (10.0% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Bankstown City increased by 4,454 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,066 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,046 people)
  • Managers (+619 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+517 people)

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