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Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Sutherland Shire, 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 Sutherland Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Sutherland Shire;
  • 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 Sutherland Shire, 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
Sutherland Shire - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Managers6,66911.713.56,71712.314.0-48
Professionals11,88320.823.010,67319.521.7+1,210
Technicians and Trades Workers8,06814.113.27,61213.913.5+456
Community and Personal Service Workers6,65211.69.65,75110.58.6+901
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,94815.615.28,43015.415.7+518
Sales Workers7,78913.69.47,81214.39.8-23
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,3264.16.32,4954.66.3-169
Labourers4,4157.78.64,6268.59.3-211
Inadequately described or not stated4550.81.14870.91.0-32

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, Sutherland Shire: 11.7% Professionals, Sutherland Shire: 20.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire: 11.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire: 15.6% Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire: 13.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire: 4.1% Labourers, Sutherland Shire: 7.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire: 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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -48 Professionals, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,210 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +456 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +901 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +518 Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -23 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -169 Labourers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -211 Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -32
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 Sutherland Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,883 local workers or 20.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,948 local workers or 15.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,068 local workers or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 28,899 people in total or 50.5% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.6% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.1% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.8% compared to 23.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Sutherland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Professionals (+1,210 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+901 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+518 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+456 local workers)

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