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Dungog Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Dungog Shire, 20.0% of workers were Managers, compared to 25.9% 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 Dungog Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Dungog Shire;
  • 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 Dungog Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Dungog Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers33113.711.828613.312.7+45
Community and Personal Service Workers25310.510.62099.710.4+44
Clerical and Administrative Workers24710.313.025611.913.8-9
Sales Workers1847.68.01647.69.2+20
Machinery Operators And Drivers1295.46.01326.16.1-3
Inadequately described or not stated411.71.9341.61.8+7
Total Persons2,409100.0100.02,151100.0100.0+258

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 All industries workforce in Dungog Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (481 local workers or 20.0%)
  • Professionals (406 local workers or 16.9%)
  • Labourers (337 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,224 people in total or 50.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 14.6% as Managers; 25.9% as Professionals and 8.2% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Dungog Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.9% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (20.0% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.3% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Dungog Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+79 local workers)
  • Labourers (+63 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+45 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+44 local workers)

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