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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in Yass Valley Council area 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
Managers1,50519.413.41,35620.114.5+149
Professionals1,58920.517.41,32619.616.3+263
Technicians and Trades Workers1,06313.715.294714.015.4+116
Community and Personal Service Workers7189.210.75798.69.6+139
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,20615.513.01,03215.312.9+174
Sales Workers5086.59.74997.410.0+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers3574.67.63154.77.3+42
Labourers6558.411.35938.812.3+62
Inadequately described or not stated1632.11.61061.61.6+57

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, Yass Valley Council area: 19.4% Professionals, Yass Valley Council area: 20.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Yass Valley Council area: 13.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Yass Valley Council area: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Yass Valley Council area: 15.5% Sales Workers, Yass Valley Council area: 6.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Yass Valley Council area: 4.6% Labourers, Yass Valley Council area: 8.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley Council area: 2.1%
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, Yass Valley Council area: +149 Professionals, Yass Valley Council area: +263 Technicians and Trades Workers, Yass Valley Council area: +116 Community and Personal Service Workers, Yass Valley Council area: +139 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Yass Valley Council area: +174 Sales Workers, Yass Valley Council area: +9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Yass Valley Council area: +42 Labourers, Yass Valley Council area: +62 Inadequately described or not stated, Yass Valley Council area: +57
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 Yass Valley Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,589 people or 20.5%)
  • Managers (1,505 people or 19.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,206 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,300 people in total or 55.4% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.4% in Professionals; 13.4% in Managers; and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Yass Valley Council area and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (19.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (20.5% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Sales Workers (6.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Yass Valley Council area increased by 1,011 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+263 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+174 local labour force)
  • Managers (+149 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+139 local labour force)

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