There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the 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 the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,927||9.8||12.7||7,170||10.4||13.2||-243|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,249||8.8||10.4||5,597||8.1||9.5||+652|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||10,363||14.6||13.8||11,046||16.0||15.1||-683|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,751||2.5||6.1||1,684||2.4||6.4||+67|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,024||1.4||1.8||1,118||1.6||1.8||-94|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the 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 the 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%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the 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 the 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)