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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Hornsby Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||5,214||12.3||12.7||4,943||12.2||13.2||+271|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,488||13.0||10.4||4,719||11.7||9.5||+769|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||5,305||12.5||13.8||5,639||14.0||15.0||-334|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,913||4.5||6.1||1,747||4.3||6.4||+166|
|Inadequately described or not stated||632||1.5||1.8||629||1.6||1.8||+3|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)