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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Canberra Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to NSW.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local worers in Canberra Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Canberra Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Canberra Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Canberra Region - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%NSW %Number%NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers11,08017.013.511,41017.714.0-330
Professionals10,18115.723.09,33714.521.7+844
Technicians and Trades Workers9,04413.913.29,03714.013.5+7
Community and Personal Service Workers7,98912.39.67,13311.08.6+856
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,20912.615.27,96812.315.7+241
Sales Workers6,85110.59.46,81510.69.8+36
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,0886.36.34,3496.76.3-261
Labourers7,08910.98.68,06812.59.3-979
Inadequately described or not stated4950.81.14380.71.0+57

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

Local workers occupations, 2011
Local workers occupations, 2011 Managers, NSW: 13.5% Professionals, NSW: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, NSW: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, NSW: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, NSW: 15.2% Sales Workers, NSW: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, NSW: 6.3% Labourers, NSW: 8.6% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW: 1.1% Managers, Canberra Region: 17.0% Professionals, Canberra Region: 15.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Canberra Region: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Canberra Region: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canberra Region: 12.6% Sales Workers, Canberra Region: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canberra Region: 6.3% Labourers, Canberra Region: 10.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Canberra Region: 0.8%
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 workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Canberra Region - All industries: -330 Professionals, Canberra Region - All industries: +844 Technicians and Trades Workers, Canberra Region - All industries: +7 Community and Personal Service Workers, Canberra Region - All industries: +856 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canberra Region - All industries: +241 Sales Workers, Canberra Region - All industries: +36 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canberra Region - All industries: -261 Labourers, Canberra Region - All industries: -979 Inadequately described or not stated, Canberra Region - All industries: +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 in Canberra Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (11,080 local workers or 17.0%)
  • Professionals (10,181 local workers or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,044 local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 30,305 people in total or 46.6% of the local workers .

In comparison, NSW employed 13.5% as Managers; 23.0% as Professionals; and 13.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Canberra Region and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.3% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.7% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.6% compared to 15.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Canberra Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Labourers (-979 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+856 local workers)
  • Professionals (+844 local workers)
  • Managers (-330 local workers)

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