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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more female resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Coffs Harbour City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers1,3469.110.61,2799.310.2+67
Professionals3,42423.227.22,88821.025.9+536
Technicians and Trades Workers6254.24.25814.24.3+44
Community and Personal Service Workers2,64217.915.12,36317.213.7+279
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,11121.122.03,24423.624.5-133
Sales Workers2,00313.611.72,07315.112.1-70
Machinery Operators And Drivers1150.81.31010.71.3+14
Labourers1,2858.76.31,0517.66.4+234
Inadequately described or not stated2081.41.61641.21.6+44
Total Females14,759100.0100.013,744100.0100.0+1,015

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 female resident workers in Coffs Harbour City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,424 people or 23.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,111 people or 21.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (2,642 people or 17.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,177 people in total or 62.2% of the female resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 27.2% in Professionals; 22.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 15.1% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (23.2% compared to 27.2%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (17.9% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (8.7% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of female resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (13.6% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of female resident workers (All industries) in Coffs Harbour City increased by 1,015 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+536 females)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+279 females)
  • Labourers (+234 females)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-133 females)

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