Inner West Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Inner West Council area, 24.4% 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 Inner West Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Inner West Council area;
  • 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 Inner West Council area, 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 Inner West Council area 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
Inner West Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers8,60913.813.57,90413.913.3+705
Professionals15,25924.423.613,56623.822.7+1,693
Technicians and Trades Workers8,06612.912.77,36312.913.2+703
Community and Personal Service Workers7,65612.310.46,39911.29.5+1,257
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,36311.813.87,45313.115.0-90
Sales Workers5,9319.59.25,5429.79.3+389
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,4895.66.13,4626.16.4+27
Labourers4,9037.98.84,2197.48.7+684
Inadequately described or not stated1,1351.81.81,0561.91.8+79
Total Persons62,411100.0100.056,964100.0100.0+5,447

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

  • Professionals (15,259 local workers or 24.4%)
  • Managers (8,609 local workers or 13.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,066 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 31,934 people in total or 51.2% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Inner West Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.8% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.3% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (7.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (24.4% compared to 23.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Inner West Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,693 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,257 local workers)
  • Managers (+705 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+703 local workers)

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