Blacktown City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Blacktown City, 16.2% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in 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 Blacktown City will be influenced by factors including:

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

Data source

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, Blacktown City 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
Blacktown City - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers11,93811.313.510,30211.213.3+1,636
Professionals17,02616.223.614,87816.122.7+2,148
Technicians and Trades Workers12,86512.212.711,83012.813.2+1,035
Community and Personal Service Workers9,3918.910.47,5528.29.5+1,839
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,26213.513.813,67514.815.0+587
Sales Workers10,61810.19.29,39610.29.3+1,222
Machinery Operators And Drivers16,04315.26.113,09914.26.4+2,944
Labourers11,11110.58.89,79510.68.7+1,316
Inadequately described or not stated2,0972.01.81,8132.01.8+284
Total Persons105,351100.0100.092,340100.0100.0+13,011

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Blacktown City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (17,026 local workers or 16.2%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (16,043 local workers or 15.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (14,262 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 47,331 people in total or 44.9% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 6.1% as Machinery Operators And Drivers and 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (15.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Blacktown City between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+2,944 local workers)
  • Professionals (+2,148 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,839 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,636 local workers)

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