Hornsby Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Hornsby Shire, 24.9% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in New South Wales.

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 the Hornsby Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Hornsby Shire;
  • 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 the Hornsby Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the Hornsby Shire 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
Hornsby Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers5,12112.113.54,95712.313.3+164
Professionals10,53524.923.69,89624.522.7+639
Technicians and Trades Workers5,21412.312.74,94312.213.2+271
Community and Personal Service Workers5,48813.010.44,71911.79.5+769
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,30512.513.85,63914.015.0-334
Sales Workers4,50310.79.24,47011.19.3+33
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,9134.56.11,7474.36.4+166
Labourers3,5708.48.83,3558.38.7+215
Inadequately described or not stated6321.51.86291.61.8+3
Total Persons42,281100.0100.040,355100.0100.0+1,926

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Hornsby Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,535 local workers or 24.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (5,488 local workers or 13.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,305 local workers or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 21,328 people in total or 50.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Hornsby Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.0% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (12.1% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Hornsby Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+769 local workers)
  • Professionals (+639 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-334 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+271 local workers)

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