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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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 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.

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
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 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

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, Inner West Council area - All industries: 16.4% Professionals, Inner West Council area - All industries: 37.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 8.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 12.8% Sales Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 2.5% Labourers, Inner West Council area - All industries: 4.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Inner West Council area - All industries: 1.6%
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, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,729 Professionals, Inner West Council area - All industries: +3,351 Technicians and Trades Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +246 Community and Personal Service Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,178 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: -458 Sales Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +573 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Inner West Council area - All industries: -126 Labourers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +372 Inadequately described or not stated, Inner West Council area - All industries: +207
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 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 .

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 Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Inner West Council area increased by 7,072 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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