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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Hornsby Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 Hornsby Shire will be influenced by factors including:

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

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, 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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 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

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local 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: 12.1% Professionals, Hornsby Shire: 24.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Hornsby Shire: 12.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Hornsby Shire: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hornsby Shire: 12.5% Sales Workers, Hornsby Shire: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hornsby Shire: 4.5% Labourers, Hornsby Shire: 8.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +164 Professionals, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +639 Technicians and Trades Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +271 Community and Personal Service Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +769 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: -334 Sales Workers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +33 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +166 Labourers, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +215 Inadequately described or not stated, Hornsby Shire - All industries: +3
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 workforce in 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 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 larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.7% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • 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 in the Hornsby Shire workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 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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