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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in The Hills 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 The Hills 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

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

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Local resident workers occupations
The Hills Shire 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers15,12617.313.314,54417.313.6+582
Professionals24,54228.122.722,02526.221.2+2,517
Technicians and Trades Workers9,72511.113.29,71911.613.6+6
Community and Personal Service Workers6,1777.19.55,6146.78.6+563
Clerical and Administrative Workers15,15517.315.114,91817.715.4+237
Sales Workers8,5909.89.38,88110.69.7-291
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,7543.26.42,7593.36.4-5
Labourers3,9284.58.74,1905.09.5-262
Inadequately described or not stated1,3561.61.81,4411.71.9-85

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, The Hills Shire: 17.3% Professionals, The Hills Shire: 28.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire: 11.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire: 7.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire: 17.3% Sales Workers, The Hills Shire: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire: 3.2% Labourers, The Hills Shire: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire: 1.6%
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 resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, The Hills Shire: +582 Professionals, The Hills Shire: +2,517 Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire: +6 Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire: +563 Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire: +237 Sales Workers, The Hills Shire: -291 Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire: -5 Labourers, The Hills Shire: -262 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire: -85
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 labour force in The Hills Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (24,542 people or 28.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (15,155 people or 17.3%)
  • Managers (15,126 people or 17.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 54,823 people in total or 62.8% of the local labour force.

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 labour force of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (28.1% compared to 22.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (17.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (4.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.2% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in The Hills Shire increased by 3,262 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,517 local labour force)
  • Managers (+582 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+563 local labour force)
  • Sales Workers (-291 local labour force)

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