Canberra Region Joint Organisation areaEconomic profile
Skip to content

Canberra Region

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in the Canberra Region 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 Canberra Region'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

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Local resident workers occupations
Canberra Region 20112006Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Managers15,18616.113.415,15817.314.5+28
Professionals15,82316.717.413,86015.816.3+1,963
Technicians and Trades Workers13,82514.615.212,79514.615.4+1,030
Community and Personal Service Workers10,26610.910.78,5879.89.6+1,679
Clerical and Administrative Workers13,70314.513.012,12513.812.9+1,578
Sales Workers8,4438.99.77,9689.110.0+475
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,6876.07.65,4206.27.3+267
Labourers9,82610.411.310,30611.812.3-480
Inadequately described or not stated1,8331.91.61,4061.61.6+427

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, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Canberra Region: 16.1% Professionals, Canberra Region: 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Canberra Region: 14.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Canberra Region: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canberra Region: 14.5% Sales Workers, Canberra Region: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canberra Region: 6.0% Labourers, Canberra Region: 10.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Canberra Region: 1.9%
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, Canberra Region: +28 Professionals, Canberra Region: +1,963 Technicians and Trades Workers, Canberra Region: +1,030 Community and Personal Service Workers, Canberra Region: +1,679 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canberra Region: +1,578 Sales Workers, Canberra Region: +475 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canberra Region: +267 Labourers, Canberra Region: -480 Inadequately described or not stated, Canberra Region: +427
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 Canberra Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (15,823 people or 16.7%)
  • Managers (15,186 people or 16.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,825 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 44,834 people in total or 47.4% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.4% in Professionals; 13.4% in Managers; and 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Canberra Region and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (16.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.5% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.0% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Canberra Region increased by 6,967 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,963 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,679 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,578 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,030 local labour force)

To continue building your economic story go to...

v17.10.06-1.0.0