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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Macarthur Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to New South Wales.

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 Macarthur Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers7,33611.113.56,98111.414.0+355
Professionals11,55617.423.010,08816.421.7+1,468
Technicians and Trades Workers9,38114.113.28,70214.213.5+679
Community and Personal Service Workers6,98710.59.65,8839.68.6+1,104
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,27614.015.28,29513.515.7+981
Sales Workers7,40411.29.47,30111.99.8+103
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,84010.36.36,58110.76.3+259
Labourers7,06910.78.67,00311.49.3+66
Inadequately described or not stated4990.81.15030.81.0-4

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, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.2% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.3% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.6% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.1% Managers, Macarthur Region: 11.1% Professionals, Macarthur Region: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: 14.0% Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: 10.3% Labourers, Macarthur Region: 10.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur 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, Macarthur Region - All industries: +355 Professionals, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,468 Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +679 Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +1,104 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +981 Sales Workers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +103 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +259 Labourers, Macarthur Region - All industries: +66 Inadequately described or not stated, Macarthur Region - All industries: -4
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,556 local workers or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,381 local workers or 14.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,276 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 30,213 people in total or 45.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.0% as Professionals; 13.2% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.2% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.1% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+1,468 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,104 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+981 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+679 local workers)

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