Cumberland City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Cumberland 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 Cumberland 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Cumberland City 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers9,81211.411.913,37415.412.7-3,562
Community and Personal Service Workers8,97710.410.68,4359.710.4+542
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,03814.013.012,36714.213.8-329
Sales Workers6,8418.08.08,1019.39.2-1,260
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,3758.66.07,3398.56.1+36
Inadequately described or not stated2,6883.11.92,5422.91.8+146
Total Persons86,030100.0100.086,838100.0100.0-808

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 Cumberland City in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (20,405 people or 23.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,038 people or 14.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,812 people or 11.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 42,255 people in total or 49.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.8% in Professionals; 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (10.9% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.6% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (23.7% compared to 25.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cumberland City decreased by 808 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Professionals (+3,954 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-3,562 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-1,260 persons)
  • Labourers (-1,128 persons)

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