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 City of Gosnells will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Gosnells;
- 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|
|City of Gosnells - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||4,110||16.9||16.4||3,986||17.6||16.8||+124|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||3,608||14.8||10.5||2,952||13.0||9.4||+656|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||2,657||10.9||12.9||2,733||12.1||14.3||-76|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,893||7.8||7.6||1,863||8.2||7.7||+30|
|Inadequately described or not stated||353||1.5||1.7||341||1.5||1.5||+12|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Gosnells in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (4,110 local workers or 16.9%)
- Professionals (3,699 local workers or 15.2%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (3,608 local workers or 14.8%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,417 people in total or 47.0% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.4% as Professionals and 10.5% as Community and Personal Service Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Gosnells and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.2% compared to 20.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.8% compared to 10.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.8% compared to 8.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 12.9%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Gosnells between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+656 local workers)
- Professionals (+386 local workers)
- Managers (+226 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+220 local workers)