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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Rockingham, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to Western Australia.

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 City of Rockingham will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Rockingham;
  • 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 City of Rockingham, 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
City of Rockingham - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Managers2,55610.512.32,23211.612.8+324
Professionals4,15517.120.13,07416.019.1+1,081
Technicians and Trades Workers3,74915.516.93,40917.716.3+340
Community and Personal Service Workers3,81815.89.42,60513.68.8+1,213
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,88211.914.52,26111.814.9+621
Sales Workers3,35713.98.62,67313.99.5+684
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,1594.87.78704.57.1+289
Labourers2,3919.99.71,95210.210.6+439
Inadequately described or not stated1610.70.91430.70.8+18

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, Western Australia: 12.3% Professionals, Western Australia: 20.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia: 16.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia: 14.5% Sales Workers, Western Australia: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia: 7.7% Labourers, Western Australia: 9.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 0.9% Managers, City of Rockingham: 10.5% Professionals, City of Rockingham: 17.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham: 15.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham: 11.9% Sales Workers, City of Rockingham: 13.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham: 4.8% Labourers, City of Rockingham: 9.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham: 0.7%
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, City of Rockingham - All industries: +324 Professionals, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,081 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +340 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,213 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +621 Sales Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +684 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +289 Labourers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +439 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham - All industries: +18
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 City of Rockingham in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,155 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,818 local workers or 15.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,749 local workers or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,722 people in total or 48.4% of the local workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.1% as Professionals; 9.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 16.9% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.8% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.9% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 20.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,213 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,081 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+684 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+621 local workers)

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