Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region)
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), 17.3% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.4% in Western Australia.
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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region);
- 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|
|Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||29,716||15.2||16.4||29,518||15.8||16.8||+198|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||22,611||11.6||10.5||18,618||10.0||9.4||+3,993|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||26,586||13.6||12.9||28,536||15.3||14.3||-1,950|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||18,803||9.6||7.6||18,794||10.1||7.7||+9|
|Inadequately described or not stated||3,161||1.6||1.7||2,771||1.5||1.5||+390|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (33,733 local workers or 17.3%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (29,716 local workers or 15.2%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (26,586 local workers or 13.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 90,035 people in total or 46.1% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.4% as Professionals; 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.9% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 20.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.6% compared to 7.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.2% compared to 16.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (9.9% compared to 8.8%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,993 local workers)
- Professionals (+3,181 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,950 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+1,115 local workers)