Berrigan Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Berrigan 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 Berrigan 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Berrigan Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers46813.511.943513.312.7+33
Community and Personal Service Workers40911.810.636511.110.4+44
Clerical and Administrative Workers37110.713.033110.113.8+40
Sales Workers2517.28.02507.69.2+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers2958.56.02798.56.1+16
Inadequately described or not stated722.11.9611.91.8+11
Total Persons3,466100.0100.03,278100.0100.0+188

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Berrigan Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (655 people or 18.9%)
  • Labourers (516 people or 14.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (468 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,639 people in total or 47.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.6% in Managers; 8.2% in Labourers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Berrigan Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.4% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (18.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.5% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Berrigan Shire increased by 188 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Berrigan Shire were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+44 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+40 persons)
  • Labourers (+37 persons)
  • Professionals (+35 persons)

Berrigan Shire

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