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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Bellingen 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 workers in Bellingen Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Bellingen 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 Bellingen Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Bellingen Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Bellingen Shire - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers59316.413.567018.613.3-77
Professionals66618.523.660716.822.7+59
Technicians and Trades Workers46512.912.750113.913.2-36
Community and Personal Service Workers45112.510.438810.89.5+63
Clerical and Administrative Workers3549.813.839210.915.0-38
Sales Workers3018.39.22898.09.3+12
Machinery Operators And Drivers2406.76.12015.66.4+39
Labourers47413.18.848913.68.7-15
Inadequately described or not stated631.71.8661.81.8-3

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Bellingen Shire: 16.4% Professionals, Bellingen Shire: 18.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bellingen Shire: 12.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bellingen Shire: 12.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bellingen Shire: 9.8% Sales Workers, Bellingen Shire: 8.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bellingen Shire: 6.7% Labourers, Bellingen Shire: 13.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Bellingen Shire: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: -77 Professionals, Bellingen Shire - All industries: +59 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: -36 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: +63 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: -38 Sales Workers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: +12 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: +39 Labourers, Bellingen Shire - All industries: -15 Inadequately described or not stated, Bellingen Shire - All industries: -3
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Bellingen Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (666 local workers or 18.5%)
  • Managers (593 local workers or 16.4%)
  • Labourers (474 local workers or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,733 people in total or 48.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers; and 8.8% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Bellingen Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (16.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.8% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Bellingen Shire workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (-77 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+63 local workers)
  • Professionals (+59 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+39 local workers)

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