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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Broken Hill City 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 Broken Hill City'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers6449.313.56879.813.3-43
Professionals1,11616.223.61,04815.022.7+68
Technicians and Trades Workers1,02214.812.71,10415.813.2-82
Community and Personal Service Workers1,04515.110.498914.19.5+56
Clerical and Administrative Workers75210.913.882511.815.1-73
Sales Workers70310.29.26689.59.3+35
Machinery Operators And Drivers72410.56.177011.06.4-46
Labourers76011.08.878311.28.7-23
Inadequately described or not stated1382.01.81331.91.8+5

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident 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, Broken Hill City - All industries: 9.3% Professionals, Broken Hill City - All industries: 16.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 15.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 10.9% Sales Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 10.5% Labourers, Broken Hill City - All industries: 11.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Broken Hill City - All industries: -43 Professionals, Broken Hill City - All industries: +68 Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: -82 Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: +56 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: -73 Sales Workers, Broken Hill City - All industries: +35 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City - All industries: -46 Labourers, Broken Hill City - All industries: -23 Inadequately described or not stated, Broken Hill City - All industries: +5
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 resident workers in Broken Hill City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,116 people or 16.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,045 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,022 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,183 people in total or 46.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 10.4% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Broken Hill City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.1% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (9.3% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Broken Hill City decreased by 103 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Broken Hill City were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-82 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-73 people)
  • Professionals (+68 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+56 people)

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