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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force technicians and trades workers in Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers2,61612.313.32,58713.313.6+29
Professionals3,23415.222.72,79614.421.2+438
Technicians and Trades Workers3,91018.413.23,52418.113.6+386
Community and Personal Service Workers1,9779.39.51,5988.28.6+379
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,26615.315.13,00415.515.4+262
Sales Workers1,7548.29.31,6648.69.7+90
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,1009.96.41,9329.96.4+168
Labourers2,0499.68.72,01410.49.5+35
Inadequately described or not stated3851.81.82991.51.9+86

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, Wollondilly Shire: 12.3% Professionals, Wollondilly Shire: 15.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 18.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 15.3% Sales Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 8.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.9% Labourers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8%
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 resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Wollondilly Shire: +29 Professionals, Wollondilly Shire: +438 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +386 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +379 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +262 Sales Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +90 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wollondilly Shire: +168 Labourers, Wollondilly Shire: +35 Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +86
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,910 people or 18.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,266 people or 15.3%)
  • Professionals (3,234 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,410 people in total or 48.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 22.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.4% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.9% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (15.2% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (12.3% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,873 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+438 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+386 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+379 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+262 local labour force)

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