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City of Canning

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within City of Canning, 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, City of Canning 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
City of Canning - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers6,68012.212.07,11812.512.1-438
Professionals7,58813.820.47,00112.319.9+587
Technicians and Trades Workers8,91916.216.49,83417.316.8-915
Community and Personal Service Workers4,0937.510.53,5036.29.4+590
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,02314.612.99,22016.214.3-1,197
Sales Workers6,30311.58.86,22510.98.5+78
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,03612.87.67,56713.37.7-531
Labourers5,2679.69.85,5469.79.7-279
Inadequately described or not stated9831.81.79131.61.5+70

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, City of Canning: 12.2% Professionals, City of Canning: 13.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canning: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canning: 7.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canning: 14.6% Sales Workers, City of Canning: 11.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canning: 12.8% Labourers, City of Canning: 9.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canning: 1.8%
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, City of Canning - All industries: -438 Professionals, City of Canning - All industries: +587 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canning - All industries: -915 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canning - All industries: +590 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canning - All industries: -1,197 Sales Workers, City of Canning - All industries: +78 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canning - All industries: -531 Labourers, City of Canning - All industries: -279 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Canning - All industries: +70
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 City of Canning in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,919 local workers or 16.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,023 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Professionals (7,588 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 24,530 people in total or 44.7% of the local workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.9% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 20.4% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in City of Canning and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.5% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.8% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.5% compared to 10.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in City of Canning workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,197 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-915 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+590 local workers)
  • Professionals (+587 local workers)

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