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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
Broken Hill City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. MiningNumber%. Mining2011 - 2016
Managers6449.36.16879.84.5-43
Professionals1,11616.28.11,04815.07.4+68
Technicians and Trades Workers1,02214.827.61,10415.826.9-82
Community and Personal Service Workers1,04515.11.198914.11.1+56
Clerical and Administrative Workers75210.95.182511.84.5-73
Sales Workers70310.206689.50+35
Machinery Operators And Drivers72410.546.977011.050.1-46
Labourers76011.04.578311.24.6-23
Inadequately described or not stated1382.00.71331.90.8+5
Total Persons6,904100.0100.07,007100.0100.0-103

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 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 (All industries).

In comparison, the Mining workforce in Broken Hill City employed 8.1% in Professionals; 1.1% in Community and Personal Service Workers and 27.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Broken Hill City and Mining were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.5% compared to 46.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.1% compared to 1.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.8% compared to 27.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Broken Hill City decreased by 103 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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