Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
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 the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||36,682||16.1||16.2||35,257||16.4||16.7||+1,425|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||24,670||10.8||10.6||20,395||9.5||9.4||+4,275|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||31,850||14.0||13.0||34,444||16.0||14.4||-2,594|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||18,733||8.2||7.5||17,644||8.2||7.6||+1,089|
|Inadequately described or not stated||3,718||1.6||1.7||3,290||1.5||1.5||+428|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (46,033 people or 20.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (36,682 people or 16.1%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (31,850 people or 14.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 114,565 people in total or 50.2% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.5% in Professionals; 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.2% compared to 12.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.0% compared to 13.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 7.5%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.2% compared to 20.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) increased by 13,076 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+4,275 persons)
- Professionals (+3,747 persons)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-2,594 persons)
- Labourers (+2,108 persons)