Cowra Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Cowra Shire, 19.0% of workers were Managers, compared to 25.9% in New South Wales.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Cowra Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cowra Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cowra Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Cowra Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers60812.411.858112.712.7+27
Community and Personal Service Workers61212.510.649110.710.4+121
Clerical and Administrative Workers53911.013.049310.813.8+46
Sales Workers4669.58.047710.49.2-11
Machinery Operators And Drivers3046.26.02846.26.1+20
Inadequately described or not stated801.61.9942.11.8-14
Total Persons4,906100.0100.04,569100.0100.0+337

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 All industries workforce in Cowra Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (931 local workers or 19.0%)
  • Labourers (688 local workers or 14.0%)
  • Professionals (678 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,297 people in total or 46.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.6% as Managers; 8.2% as Labourers and 25.9% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Cowra Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.8% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (19.0% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Cowra Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+121 local workers)
  • Managers (+84 local workers)
  • Professionals (+49 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+46 local workers)

Cowra Shire

economic profile