Cumberland Council area
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Cumberland Council area, 15.7% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% 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 the Cumberland Council area will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Cumberland Council area;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Cumberland Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||10,051||14.2||12.7||9,791||14.9||13.2||+260|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,835||8.3||10.4||4,464||6.8||9.5||+1,371|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||10,169||14.4||13.8||10,262||15.7||15.0||-93|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||9,611||13.6||6.1||8,872||13.5||6.4||+739|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,694||2.4||1.8||1,539||2.3||1.8||+155|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Cumberland Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (11,082 local workers or 15.7%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,169 local workers or 14.4%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (10,051 local workers or 14.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 31,302 people in total or 44.3% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Cumberland Council area and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.7% compared to 23.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.6% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.3% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.8% compared to 13.5%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Cumberland Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,371 local workers)
- Labourers (+944 local workers)
- Professionals (+804 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+739 local workers)