Cumberland Council area
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers 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 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Cumberland Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||13,374||15.4||12.7||11,506||15.2||13.2||+1,868||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||8,435||9.7||10.4||6,493||8.6||9.5||+1,942||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||12,367||14.2||13.8||12,771||16.9||15.1||-404||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||7,339||8.5||6.1||6,769||8.9||6.4||+570||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||2,542||2.9||1.8||2,098||2.8||1.8||+444||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in 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 .
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 of the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (12.1% compared to 8.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 12.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (18.9% compared to 23.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (8.9% compared to 13.5%)
The number of people in the resident workers ] in Cumberland Council area increased by 11,076 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Cumberland Council area were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+2,288 people)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,942 people)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,868 people)
- Labourers (+1,840 people)