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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local resident workers professionals in Gosford City 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 Gosford City'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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers8,48611.913.37,98811.913.6+498
Professionals14,91821.022.713,13219.621.2+1,786
Technicians and Trades Workers10,63915.013.210,17115.213.6+468
Community and Personal Service Workers7,88511.19.56,77110.18.6+1,114
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,84915.315.110,54815.815.4+301
Sales Workers7,57510.79.37,54611.39.7+29
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,3474.76.43,2924.96.4+55
Labourers6,1938.78.76,4019.69.5-208
Inadequately described or not stated1,1631.61.81,0061.51.9+157

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, Gosford City: 11.9% Professionals, Gosford City: 21.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gosford City: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gosford City: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gosford City: 15.3% Sales Workers, Gosford City: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gosford City: 4.7% Labourers, Gosford City: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: 1.6%
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, Gosford City: +498 Professionals, Gosford City: +1,786 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gosford City: +468 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gosford City: +1,114 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gosford City: +301 Sales Workers, Gosford City: +29 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gosford City: +55 Labourers, Gosford City: -208 Inadequately described or not stated, Gosford City: +157
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 resident workers in Gosford City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,918 people or 21.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,849 people or 15.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,639 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,406 people in total or 51.2% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local resident workers of Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Professionals (21.0% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.7% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local resident workers in Gosford City increased by 4,200 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in Gosford City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,786 local resident workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,114 local resident workers)
  • Managers (+498 local resident workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+468 local resident workers)

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