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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Hilltops Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to NSW.

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 Canberra Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Canberra Region;
  • 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 Canberra Region, 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
Hilltops Council area - All industries2016
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Number%NSW %
Technicians and Trades Workers89312.812.7
Community and Personal Service Workers6679.610.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers75610.913.8
Sales Workers6769.79.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers4125.96.1
Inadequately described or not stated921.31.8

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, NSW: 13.5% Professionals, NSW: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, NSW: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, NSW: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, NSW: 13.8% Sales Workers, NSW: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, NSW: 6.1% Labourers, NSW: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, NSW: 1.8% Managers, Hilltops Council area: 22.1% Professionals, Hilltops Council area: 12.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Hilltops Council area: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Hilltops Council area: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hilltops Council area: 10.9% Sales Workers, Hilltops Council area: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hilltops Council area: 5.9% Labourers, Hilltops Council area: 15.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Hilltops Council area: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Managers (1,537 local workers or 22.1%)
  • Labourers (1,059 local workers or 15.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (893 local workers or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,489 people in total or 50.1% of the local workers .

In comparison, NSW employed 13.5% as Managers; 8.8% as Labourers; and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (22.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 13.8%)

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