Hornsby Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Hornsby Shire 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 Hornsby Shire'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
Hornsby Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers6,9279.812.77,17010.413.2-243
Community and Personal Service Workers6,2498.810.45,5978.19.5+652
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,36314.613.811,04616.015.1-683
Sales Workers5,8318.29.25,8558.59.3-24
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,7512.56.11,6842.46.4+67
Inadequately described or not stated1,0241.41.81,1181.61.8-94
Total Persons70,787100.0100.069,143100.0100.0+1,644

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id informed decisions

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Hornsby Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (23,873 people or 33.7%)
  • Managers (11,022 people or 15.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,363 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 45,258 people in total or 63.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.5% in Managers and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (33.7% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (5.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.8% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Hornsby Shire increased by 1,644 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Hornsby Shire were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,443 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-683 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+652 persons)
  • Managers (+387 persons)

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