Cowra Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Cowra Shire 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 Cowra Shire'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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Cowra Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers68213.211.964313.412.7+39
Community and Personal Service Workers65012.610.651610.710.4+134
Clerical and Administrative Workers55010.713.049010.213.8+60
Sales Workers4699.18.049110.29.2-22
Machinery Operators And Drivers3516.86.03176.66.1+34
Inadequately described or not stated881.71.9962.01.8-8
Total Persons5,160100.0100.04,813100.0100.0+347

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Cowra Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (966 people or 18.7%)
  • Labourers (728 people or 14.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (682 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,376 people in total or 46.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.6% in Managers; 8.2% in Labourers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.1% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.1% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (18.7% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.7% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cowra Shire increased by 347 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Cowra Shire were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+134 persons)
  • Managers (+105 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+60 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+39 persons)

Cowra Shire

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