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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local resident workers technicians and trades workers in Wyong 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2006 to 2011
Managers5,8169.713.35,44610.113.6+370
Professionals8,53314.222.77,11213.221.2+1,421
Technicians and Trades Workers9,97916.613.29,21417.113.6+765
Community and Personal Service Workers7,18512.09.55,77310.78.6+1,412
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,29713.815.17,70214.315.4+595
Sales Workers7,16011.99.36,60712.39.7+553
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,7057.86.44,2617.96.4+444
Labourers7,25712.18.76,85512.79.5+402
Inadequately described or not stated1,0281.71.88891.71.9+139

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, Wyong Shire: 9.7% Professionals, Wyong Shire: 14.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wyong Shire: 16.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wyong Shire: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wyong Shire: 13.8% Sales Workers, Wyong Shire: 11.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wyong Shire: 7.8% Labourers, Wyong Shire: 12.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: 1.7%
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 resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Wyong Shire: +370 Professionals, Wyong Shire: +1,421 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wyong Shire: +765 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wyong Shire: +1,412 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wyong Shire: +595 Sales Workers, Wyong Shire: +553 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wyong Shire: +444 Labourers, Wyong Shire: +402 Inadequately described or not stated, Wyong Shire: +139
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 Wyong Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,979 people or 16.6%)
  • Professionals (8,533 people or 14.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,297 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 26,809 people in total or 44.7% of the local resident workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.6% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers employed as Labourers (12.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Professionals (14.2% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local resident workers in Wyong Shire increased by 6,101 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,421 local resident workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,412 local resident workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+765 local resident workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+595 local resident workers)

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