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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Cumberland Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 Cumberland Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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.

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

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cumberland Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Cumberland Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers8,35011.813.57,86412.013.3+486
Professionals11,08215.723.610,27815.722.7+804
Technicians and Trades Workers10,05114.212.79,79114.913.2+260
Community and Personal Service Workers5,8358.310.44,4646.89.5+1,371
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,16914.413.810,26215.715.0-93
Sales Workers6,4639.19.25,9619.19.3+502
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,61113.66.18,87213.56.4+739
Labourers7,41010.58.86,4669.98.7+944
Inadequately described or not stated1,6942.41.81,5392.31.8+155

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Cumberland Council area: 11.8% Professionals, Cumberland Council area: 15.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cumberland Council area: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cumberland Council area: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cumberland Council area: 14.4% Sales Workers, Cumberland Council area: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cumberland Council area: 13.6% Labourers, Cumberland Council area: 10.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Cumberland Council area: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +486 Professionals, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +804 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +260 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +1,371 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: -93 Sales Workers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +502 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +739 Labourers, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +944 Inadequately described or not stated, Cumberland Council area - All industries: +155
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in 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 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 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 Professionals (15.7% compared to 23.6%)
  • 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%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Cumberland Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,371 local workers)
  • Labourers (+944 local workers)
  • Professionals (+804 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+739 local workers)

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