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Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Managers23,37610.212.022,49210.512.2+884
Professionals46,03320.220.542,28619.619.9+3,747
Technicians and Trades Workers36,68216.116.235,25716.416.7+1,425
Community and Personal Service Workers24,67010.810.620,3959.59.4+4,275
Clerical and Administrative Workers31,85014.013.034,44416.014.4-2,594
Sales Workers20,6719.18.818,9578.88.6+1,714
Machinery Operators And Drivers18,7338.27.517,6448.27.6+1,089
Labourers22,5719.99.720,4639.59.7+2,108
Inadequately described or not stated3,7181.61.73,2901.51.5+428
Total Persons228,304100.0100.0215,228100.0100.0+13,076

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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