Federation Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in Federation 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 Federation 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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Federation Council area 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers82715.111.974214.912.7+85
Community and Personal Service Workers62011.310.650110.110.4+119
Clerical and Administrative Workers55910.213.050010.113.8+59
Sales Workers4538.38.04388.89.2+15
Machinery Operators And Drivers4939.06.04158.46.1+78
Inadequately described or not stated1172.11.9801.61.8+37
Total Persons5,483100.0100.04,970100.0100.0+513

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 resident workers in Federation Council area in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (921 people or 16.8%)
  • Managers (878 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (827 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,626 people in total or 47.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, NSW employed 8.2% in Labourers; 14.6% in Managers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.2% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.8% compared to 8.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.0% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Federation Council area increased by 513 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Federation Council area were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+119 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+85 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+78 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+59 persons)

Federation Council

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