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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Broken Hill City, 17.1% 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 Broken Hill City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Broken Hill 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 Broken Hill 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, Broken Hill 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
Broken Hill City - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers6749.813.568910.013.3-15
Professionals1,17317.123.61,10916.222.7+64
Technicians and Trades Workers98414.412.71,04315.213.2-59
Community and Personal Service Workers1,02615.010.496914.19.5+57
Clerical and Administrative Workers74410.913.882112.015.0-77
Sales Workers69410.19.26579.69.3+37
Machinery Operators And Drivers69810.26.170110.26.4-3
Labourers72310.68.874410.88.7-21
Inadequately described or not stated1331.91.81281.91.8+5
Total Persons6,849100.0100.06,861100.0100.0-12

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 All industries workforce in Broken Hill City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,173 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,026 local workers or 15.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (984 local workers or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,183 people in total or 46.5% of the All industries local workers.

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.2% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (9.8% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-77 local workers)
  • Professionals (+64 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-59 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+57 local workers)

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