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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Camden Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers in Camden Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Camden Council area;
  • 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 Camden Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Camden Council area - All industries2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Technicians and Trades Workers4,17917.112.7
Community and Personal Service Workers2,58810.610.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,14412.913.8
Sales Workers2,78911.49.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,50210.26.1
Inadequately described or not stated4091.71.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Camden Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,179 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Professionals (3,705 local workers or 15.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,144 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,028 people in total or 45.1% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • 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 Professionals (15.2% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.8% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Camden Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+4,179 local workers)
  • Professionals (+3,705 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+3,144 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+2,789 local workers)

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