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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in Bega Valley Shire 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 Bega Valley Shire'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
Bega Valley Shire 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers1,86014.313.32,03316.313.6-173
Professionals2,08416.022.71,83514.721.2+249
Technicians and Trades Workers1,97215.113.21,91615.413.6+56
Community and Personal Service Workers1,52711.79.51,24710.08.6+280
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,45011.115.11,40511.315.4+45
Sales Workers1,32910.29.31,24710.09.7+82
Machinery Operators And Drivers8456.56.47656.16.4+80
Labourers1,80213.88.71,82714.79.5-25
Inadequately described or not stated1731.31.81891.51.9-16

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, Bega Valley Shire: 14.3% Professionals, Bega Valley Shire: 16.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bega Valley Shire: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bega Valley Shire: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bega Valley Shire: 11.1% Sales Workers, Bega Valley Shire: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bega Valley Shire: 6.5% Labourers, Bega Valley Shire: 13.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Bega Valley Shire: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Bega Valley Shire: -173 Professionals, Bega Valley Shire: +249 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bega Valley Shire: +56 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bega Valley Shire: +280 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bega Valley Shire: +45 Sales Workers, Bega Valley Shire: +82 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bega Valley Shire: +80 Labourers, Bega Valley Shire: -25 Inadequately described or not stated, Bega Valley Shire: -16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in Bega Valley Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,084 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,972 people or 15.1%)
  • Managers (1,860 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,916 people in total or 45.4% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.3% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Bega Valley Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (13.8% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Bega Valley Shire increased by 578 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+280 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+249 local labour force)
  • Managers (-173 local labour force)
  • Sales Workers (+82 local labour force)

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