Cumberland Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Cumberland Council area 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 the Cumberland Council area'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
Cumberland Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers7,7248.913.56,4008.413.3+1,324
Professionals16,45118.923.614,16318.722.7+2,288
Technicians and Trades Workers13,37415.412.711,50615.213.2+1,868
Community and Personal Service Workers8,4359.710.46,4938.69.5+1,942
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,36714.213.812,77116.915.1-404
Sales Workers8,1019.39.26,8979.19.3+1,204
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,3398.56.16,7698.96.4+570
Labourers10,50512.18.88,66511.48.7+1,840
Inadequately described or not stated2,5422.91.82,0982.81.8+444
Total Persons86,838100.0100.075,762100.0100.0+11,076

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 resident workers in the Cumberland Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (16,451 people or 18.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,374 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,367 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 42,192 people in total or 48.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

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 (All industries) of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (18.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (8.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Cumberland Council area increased by 11,076 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cumberland Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,288 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,942 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,868 persons)
  • Labourers (+1,840 persons)

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