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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Federation Council area, 20.3% of workers were Labourers, compared to 23.6% in NSW.

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 Federation Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Federation 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 the Federation Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the Federation 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
Federation Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. NSWNumber%. NSW2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers74015.012.775714.913.2-17
Community and Personal Service Workers4729.610.44358.69.5+37
Clerical and Administrative Workers4469.013.84488.815.0-2
Sales Workers3737.59.23807.59.3-7
Machinery Operators And Drivers4198.56.13737.46.4+46
Inadequately described or not stated841.71.81042.11.8-20
Total Persons4,941100.0100.05,065100.0100.0-124

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Federation Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,004 local workers or 20.3%)
  • Managers (918 local workers or 18.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (740 local workers or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,662 people in total or 53.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, NSW employed 8.8% as Labourers; 13.5% as Managers and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Federation Council area and NSW were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (9.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (20.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (18.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.0% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Federation Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Managers (-87 local workers)
  • Labourers (-77 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+46 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+37 local workers)

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