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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Penrith City, 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 Penrith City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Penrith City;
  • 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 Penrith City, 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
Penrith City - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers5,78110.513.55,72110.914.0+60
Professionals10,55419.223.09,48418.121.7+1,070
Technicians and Trades Workers6,87612.513.27,01513.413.5-139
Community and Personal Service Workers5,81610.69.65,1309.88.6+686
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,15316.615.28,64916.515.7+504
Sales Workers6,16411.29.46,50412.49.8-340
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,1569.46.34,0677.86.3+1,089
Labourers5,0369.28.65,31310.29.3-277
Inadequately described or not stated4580.81.14560.91.0+2

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, Penrith City: 10.5% Professionals, Penrith City: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Penrith City: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Penrith City: 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Penrith City: 16.6% Sales Workers, Penrith City: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Penrith City: 9.4% Labourers, Penrith City: 9.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Penrith City: 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, Penrith City - All industries: +60 Professionals, Penrith City - All industries: +1,070 Technicians and Trades Workers, Penrith City - All industries: -139 Community and Personal Service Workers, Penrith City - All industries: +686 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Penrith City - All industries: +504 Sales Workers, Penrith City - All industries: -340 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Penrith City - All industries: +1,089 Labourers, Penrith City - All industries: -277 Inadequately described or not stated, Penrith City - All industries: +2
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 Penrith City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,554 local workers or 19.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,153 local workers or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,876 local workers or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 26,583 people in total or 48.3% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.4% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.2% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (19.2% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.5% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Penrith City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+1,089 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,070 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+686 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+504 local workers)

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