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 City of Charles Sturt'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|City of Charles Sturt||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,683||12.9||13.4||6,786||14.0||14.1||-103|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,036||11.7||12.0||4,774||9.9||10.5||+1,262|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||7,993||15.5||13.3||8,089||16.7||14.4||-96|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,899||5.6||6.1||2,928||6.0||6.4||-29|
|Inadequately described or not stated||782||1.5||1.5||853||1.8||1.6||-71|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Charles Sturt in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (11,285 people or 21.8%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (7,993 people or 15.5%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (6,683 people or 12.9%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,961 people in total or 50.2% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, South Australia employed 20.3% in Professionals; 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Charles Sturt and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.5% compared to 13.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (9.1% compared to 11.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (21.8% compared to 20.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.8% compared to 12.6%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Charles Sturt increased by 3,264 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Charles Sturt were those employed as:
- Professionals (+1,312 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,262 persons)
- Managers (+644 persons)
- Sales Workers (+279 persons)