Camden Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Camden 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 Camden 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
Camden Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers6,00615.012.74,36315.213.2+1,643
Community and Personal Service Workers4,05510.110.42,7509.69.5+1,305
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,63216.613.85,03017.515.1+1,602
Sales Workers3,99110.09.22,88910.09.3+1,102
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,2648.26.12,4028.46.4+862
Inadequately described or not stated7351.81.84301.51.8+305
Total Persons40,016100.0100.028,754100.0100.0+11,262

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 Camden Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,140 people or 17.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (6,632 people or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,006 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 19,778 people in total or 49.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.6% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Camden Council area increased by 11,262 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+2,105 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,643 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,602 persons)
  • Managers (+1,390 persons)

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