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Upper Lachlan Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force managers in Upper Lachlan 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 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

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Local resident workers occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Regional NSW%Number%Regional NSW%2006 to 2011
Managers1,01429.213.41,04132.414.5-27
Professionals47013.517.437511.716.3+95
Technicians and Trades Workers46713.415.242513.215.4+42
Community and Personal Service Workers3339.610.73019.49.6+32
Clerical and Administrative Workers36210.413.03029.412.9+60
Sales Workers2136.19.71665.210.0+47
Machinery Operators And Drivers1995.77.62066.47.3-7
Labourers34910.011.336211.312.3-13
Inadequately described or not stated671.91.6391.21.6+28

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, Upper Lachlan Shire: 29.2% Professionals, Upper Lachlan Shire: 13.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 10.4% Sales Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 6.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 5.7% Labourers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 10.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Lachlan Shire: 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, Upper Lachlan Shire: -27 Professionals, Upper Lachlan Shire: +95 Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: +42 Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: +32 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: +60 Sales Workers, Upper Lachlan Shire: +47 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Lachlan Shire: -7 Labourers, Upper Lachlan Shire: -13 Inadequately described or not stated, Upper Lachlan Shire: +28
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 Upper Lachlan Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,014 people or 29.2%)
  • Professionals (470 people or 13.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (467 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,951 people in total or 56.2% of the local labour force.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Upper Lachlan Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (29.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (13.5% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (6.1% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.4% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Upper Lachlan Shire increased by 257 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+95 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+60 local labour force)

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