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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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 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

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Resident workers occupations
Hornsby Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers11,02215.613.510,63515.413.3+387
Professionals23,87333.723.622,43032.422.7+1,443
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
Labourers3,7475.38.83,6085.28.7+139
Inadequately described or not stated1,0241.41.81,1181.61.8-94

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales : 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales : 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales : 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales : 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales : 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales : 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales : 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales : 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 1.8% Managers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 15.6% Professionals, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 33.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 9.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 14.6% Sales Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 8.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 2.5% Labourers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 5.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +387 Professionals, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +1,443 Technicians and Trades Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -243 Community and Personal Service Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +652 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -683 Sales Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -24 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +67 Labourers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +139 Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -94
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 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 .

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 of the Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Hornsby Shire increased by 1,644 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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