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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force clerical and administrative workers in Penrith 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 Penrith 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%Greater Sydney%Number%Greater Sydney%2006 to 2011
Managers8,77210.113.38,41310.113.2+359
Professionals12,14613.925.510,72712.923.8+1,419
Technicians and Trades Workers13,28915.212.213,27715.912.7+12
Community and Personal Service Workers8,4339.78.87,1308.58.0+1,303
Clerical and Administrative Workers16,64319.116.215,97519.116.7+668
Sales Workers8,6229.99.08,70310.49.5-81
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,33810.75.78,76610.56.0+572
Labourers8,3459.67.38,79210.58.0-447
Inadequately described or not stated1,6371.92.01,6892.02.1-52

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, Greater Sydney: 13.3% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 25.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 16.2% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Managers, Penrith City: 10.1% Professionals, Penrith City: 13.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Penrith City: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Penrith City: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Penrith City: 19.1% Sales Workers, Penrith City: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Penrith City: 10.7% Labourers, Penrith City: 9.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Penrith City: 1.9%
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, Penrith City: +359 Professionals, Penrith City: +1,419 Technicians and Trades Workers, Penrith City: +12 Community and Personal Service Workers, Penrith City: +1,303 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Penrith City: +668 Sales Workers, Penrith City: -81 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Penrith City: +572 Labourers, Penrith City: -447 Inadequately described or not stated, Penrith City: -52
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 Penrith City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (16,643 people or 19.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,289 people or 15.2%)
  • Professionals (12,146 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 42,078 people in total or 48.2% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 12.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 25.5% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Penrith City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.2% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (13.9% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (10.1% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Penrith City increased by 3,753 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,419 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,303 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+668 local labour force)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+572 local labour force)

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