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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Coffs Harbour City 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 Coffs Harbour City'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

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Resident workers occupations
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers3,53311.913.53,42812.213.3+105
Professionals5,54818.723.64,98217.822.7+566
Technicians and Trades Workers4,00413.512.73,96214.213.2+42
Community and Personal Service Workers3,66912.410.43,31611.89.5+353
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,86313.013.83,97214.215.1-109
Sales Workers3,20110.89.23,26811.79.3-67
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,5905.46.11,4785.36.4+112
Labourers3,70112.58.83,19311.48.7+508
Inadequately described or not stated5081.71.83971.41.8+111

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales : 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales : 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales : 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales : 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales : 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales : 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales : 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales : 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 1.8% Managers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 11.9% Professionals, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 18.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 13.0% Sales Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 5.4% Labourers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 12.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +105 Professionals, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +566 Technicians and Trades Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +42 Community and Personal Service Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +353 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -109 Sales Workers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: -67 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +112 Labourers, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +508 Inadequately described or not stated, Coffs Harbour City - All industries: +111
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,548 people or 18.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,004 people or 13.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,863 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,415 people in total or 45.3% of the resident workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Coffs Harbour City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (12.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.4% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Sales Workers (10.8% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (18.7% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Coffs Harbour City increased by 1,621 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Coffs Harbour City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+566 people)
  • Labourers (+508 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+353 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+112 people)

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