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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Burwood Council area 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 Burwood Council area'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
Burwood Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers1,84210.712.71,71711.413.2+125
Community and Personal Service Workers1,7009.910.41,3498.99.5+351
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,35213.713.82,34915.615.1+3
Sales Workers1,83110.79.21,50810.09.3+323
Machinery Operators And Drivers6293.76.15743.86.4+55
Inadequately described or not stated4352.51.83822.51.8+53
Total Persons17,179100.0100.015,089100.0100.0+2,090

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 resident workers in Burwood Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,931 people or 28.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,352 people or 13.7%)
  • Managers (1,910 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,193 people in total or 53.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 13.5% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (28.7% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.7% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Burwood Council area increased by 2,090 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Burwood Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+702 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+351 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+323 persons)
  • Labourers (+283 persons)

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