Inner West Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the Inner West Council area 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 Inner West Council area'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Inner West Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers16,31816.413.514,58915.813.3+1,729
Professionals37,40037.623.634,04936.822.7+3,351
Technicians and Trades Workers8,4498.512.78,2038.913.2+246
Community and Personal Service Workers8,4528.510.47,2747.99.5+1,178
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,77312.813.813,23114.315.1-458
Sales Workers7,2527.39.26,6797.29.3+573
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,4662.56.12,5922.86.4-126
Labourers4,8594.98.84,4874.98.7+372
Inadequately described or not stated1,6061.61.81,3991.51.8+207
Total Persons99,575100.0100.092,503100.0100.0+7,072

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 resident workers in the Inner West Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (37,400 people or 37.6%)
  • Managers (16,318 people or 16.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,773 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 66,491 people in total or 66.8% 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 Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (37.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (8.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (4.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.5% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Inner West Council area increased by 7,072 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Inner West Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,351 persons)
  • Managers (+1,729 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,178 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+573 persons)

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