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Sutherland Shire

Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local resident workers professionals in Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers15,74114.213.315,29514.213.6+446
Professionals25,40423.022.723,34021.721.2+2,064
Technicians and Trades Workers15,34413.913.215,24314.213.6+101
Community and Personal Service Workers10,8099.89.59,5098.88.6+1,300
Clerical and Administrative Workers20,34918.415.120,04218.615.4+307
Sales Workers10,9009.99.311,41510.69.7-515
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3904.06.44,5424.26.4-152
Labourers5,9165.48.76,4586.09.5-542
Inadequately described or not stated1,6221.51.81,6951.61.9-73

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, New South Wales: 13.3% Professionals, New South Wales: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 15.1% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.4% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.7% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Sutherland Shire: 14.2% Professionals, Sutherland Shire: 23.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire: 18.4% Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire: 4.0% Labourers, Sutherland Shire: 5.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire: 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, Sutherland Shire: +446 Professionals, Sutherland Shire: +2,064 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire: +101 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire: +1,300 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire: +307 Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire: -515 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire: -152 Labourers, Sutherland Shire: -542 Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire: -73
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 resident workers in Sutherland Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (25,404 people or 23.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (20,349 people or 18.4%)
  • Managers (15,741 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 61,494 people in total or 55.7% of the local resident workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.3% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local resident workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (18.4% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Labourers (5.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local resident workers in Sutherland Shire increased by 2,936 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local resident workers between 2006 and 2011 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,064 local resident workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,300 local resident workers)
  • Labourers (-542 local resident workers)
  • Sales Workers (-515 local resident workers)

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