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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force clerical and administrative workers in the Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers11,92110.413.311,18810.413.6+733
Professionals17,54915.222.715,06614.021.2+2,483
Technicians and Trades Workers17,97115.613.217,39216.213.6+579
Community and Personal Service Workers11,4189.99.59,3768.78.6+2,042
Clerical and Administrative Workers20,06417.415.119,13917.815.4+925
Sales Workers10,9949.69.310,89510.19.7+99
Machinery Operators And Drivers11,82310.36.411,03210.36.4+791
Labourers11,3039.88.711,30410.59.5-1
Inadequately described or not stated2,0701.81.82,0271.91.9+43

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, Macarthur Region: 10.4% Professionals, Macarthur Region: 15.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: 17.4% Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: 10.3% Labourers, Macarthur Region: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur Region: 1.8%
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 resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Macarthur Region: +733 Professionals, Macarthur Region: +2,483 Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: +579 Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: +2,042 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: +925 Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: +99 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: +791 Labourers, Macarthur Region: -1 Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur Region: +43
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (20,064 people or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (17,971 people or 15.6%)
  • Professionals (17,549 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 55,584 people in total or 48.3% of the local labour force.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (15.2% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Macarthur Region increased by 7,694 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,483 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,042 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+925 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+791 local labour force)

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