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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in the City of Rockingham 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 City of Rockingham'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
City of Rockingham 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2006 to 2011
Managers4,5279.412.23,3689.312.5+1,159
Professionals6,20212.919.93,97010.918.6+2,232
Technicians and Trades Workers10,22321.316.78,42423.216.4+1,799
Community and Personal Service Workers5,71211.99.43,93410.88.9+1,778
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,61313.714.44,78413.214.5+1,829
Sales Workers4,4979.38.63,65810.19.4+839
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3739.17.63,1398.67.3+1,234
Labourers5,21110.89.74,43312.210.9+778
Inadequately described or not stated7411.51.56131.71.6+128

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, Western Australia: 12.2% Professionals, Western Australia: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia: 16.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia: 14.4% Sales Workers, Western Australia: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia: 7.6% Labourers, Western Australia: 9.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 1.5% Managers, City of Rockingham: 9.4% Professionals, City of Rockingham: 12.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham: 21.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham: 11.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham: 13.7% Sales Workers, City of Rockingham: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham: 9.1% Labourers, City of Rockingham: 10.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
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Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Rockingham: +1,159 Professionals, City of Rockingham: +2,232 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham: +1,799 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham: +1,778 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham: +1,829 Sales Workers, City of Rockingham: +839 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham: +1,234 Labourers, City of Rockingham: +778 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham: +128
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Rockingham in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,223 people or 21.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (6,613 people or 13.7%)
  • Professionals (6,202 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 23,038 people in total or 47.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 14.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 19.9% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.3% compared to 16.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.9% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (12.9% compared to 19.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (9.4% compared to 12.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Rockingham increased by 11,776 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,232 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,829 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,799 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,778 local labour force)

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