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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In City of Canterbury Bankstown, 18.1% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Canterbury Bankstown;
  • 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown, 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, City of Canterbury Bankstown 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers10,73611.313.510,41911.713.3+317
Professionals17,18518.123.615,61817.522.7+1,567
Technicians and Trades Workers13,04813.812.713,41215.013.2-364
Community and Personal Service Workers10,25310.810.47,8238.89.5+2,430
Clerical and Administrative Workers13,17113.913.813,27314.915.0-102
Sales Workers9,2229.79.28,7479.89.3+475
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,4249.96.19,07110.16.4+353
Labourers9,64210.28.89,03710.18.7+605
Inadequately described or not stated2,1052.21.81,9792.21.8+126
Total Persons94,786100.0100.089,379100.0100.0+5,407

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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (17,185 local workers or 18.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,171 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,048 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 43,404 people in total or 45.8% of the All industries local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.1% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.2% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,430 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,567 local workers)
  • Labourers (+605 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+475 local workers)

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