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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Armidale Regional Council 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 Armidale Regional Council'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Armidale Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. AustraliaNumber%. Australia2011 - 2016
Managers1,81614.713.01,92215.812.9-106
Professionals2,86823.322.22,75022.521.3+118
Technicians and Trades Workers1,37611.213.51,46312.014.2-87
Community and Personal Service Workers1,43111.610.81,26210.39.7+169
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,52612.413.61,59013.014.7-64
Sales Workers1,1879.69.41,23410.19.4-47
Machinery Operators And Drivers4934.06.34533.76.6+40
Labourers1,46611.99.51,34411.09.4+122
Inadequately described or not stated1621.31.71781.51.9-16
Total Persons12,325100.0100.012,196100.0100.0+129

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Armidale Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,868 people or 23.3%)
  • Managers (1,816 people or 14.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,526 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,210 people in total or 50.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Australia employed 22.2% in Professionals; 13.0% in Managers and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Armidale Regional Council and Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (11.9% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Armidale Regional Council increased by 129 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Armidale Regional Council were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+169 persons)
  • Labourers (+122 persons)
  • Professionals (+118 persons)
  • Managers (-106 persons)

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