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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region), view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) 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
Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers22,81911.712.021,97811.812.1+841
Professionals33,73317.320.430,55216.419.9+3,181
Technicians and Trades Workers29,71615.216.429,51815.816.8+198
Community and Personal Service Workers22,61111.610.518,61810.09.4+3,993
Clerical and Administrative Workers26,58613.612.928,53615.314.3-1,950
Sales Workers19,2209.98.818,1059.78.5+1,115
Machinery Operators And Drivers18,8039.67.618,79410.17.7+9
Labourers18,4639.59.817,5339.49.7+930
Inadequately described or not stated3,1611.61.72,7711.51.5+390

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Western Australia: 12.0% Professionals, Western Australia: 20.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia: 16.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia: 12.9% Sales Workers, Western Australia: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia: 7.6% Labourers, Western Australia: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 1.7% Managers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.7% Professionals, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 17.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 11.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 13.6% Sales Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.6% Labourers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 9.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region): 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +841 Professionals, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,181 Technicians and Trades Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +198 Community and Personal Service Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +3,993 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: -1,950 Sales Workers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +1,115 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +9 Labourers, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +930 Inadequately described or not stated, Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) - All industries: +390
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in 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 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 larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.6% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (9.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.2% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Grow South East (South East Metropolitan Region) workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 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)

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