Town of Cambridge

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Town of Cambridge 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 the Town of Cambridge'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
Town of Cambridge 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Managers2,29817.812.02,16017.112.2+138
Professionals5,42041.920.55,16941.019.9+251
Technicians and Trades Workers8666.716.29347.416.7-68
Community and Personal Service Workers1,0227.910.69037.29.4+119
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,48911.513.01,60312.714.4-114
Sales Workers9537.48.89677.78.6-14
Machinery Operators And Drivers2121.67.52231.87.6-11
Labourers4823.79.74873.99.7-5
Inadequately described or not stated1811.41.71541.21.5+27
Total Persons12,923100.0100.012,600100.0100.0+323

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 the Town of Cambridge in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,420 people or 41.9%)
  • Managers (2,298 people or 17.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,489 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,207 people in total or 71.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.5% in Professionals; 12.0% in Managers and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Town of Cambridge and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (41.9% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (3.7% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.6% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Town of Cambridge increased by 323 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Town of Cambridge were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+251 persons)
  • Managers (+138 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+119 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-114 persons)

Town of Cambridge

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