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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Clarence Valley 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 Clarence Valley 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
Clarence Valley Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers2,06111.713.52,19112.313.3-130
Professionals2,70315.423.62,56414.422.7+139
Technicians and Trades Workers2,49714.212.72,50814.113.2-11
Community and Personal Service Workers2,42413.810.42,35513.39.5+69
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,14012.213.82,13812.015.1+2
Sales Workers1,88910.89.22,01711.49.3-128
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,3017.46.11,2867.26.4+15
Labourers2,25612.88.82,40413.58.7-148
Inadequately described or not stated2951.71.82991.71.8-4
Total Persons17,566100.0100.017,762100.0100.0-196

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 resident workers in Clarence Valley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,703 people or 15.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,497 people or 14.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (2,424 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,624 people in total or 43.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 10.4% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (15.4% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.8% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.7% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Clarence Valley Council area decreased by 196 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Labourers (-148 persons)
  • Professionals (+139 persons)
  • Managers (-130 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-128 persons)

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