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Inner West Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Inner West Council area, 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 Inner West Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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 Inner West Council area, 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, 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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 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

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, Inner West Council area: 13.8% Professionals, Inner West Council area: 24.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Inner West Council area: 12.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Inner West Council area: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Inner West Council area: 11.8% Sales Workers, Inner West Council area: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Inner West Council area: 5.6% Labourers, Inner West Council area: 7.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Inner West Council area: 1.8%
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, Inner West Council area - All industries: +705 Professionals, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,693 Technicians and Trades Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +703 Community and Personal Service Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +1,257 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: -90 Sales Workers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +389 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +27 Labourers, Inner West Council area - All industries: +684 Inadequately described or not stated, Inner West Council area - All industries: +79
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 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 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 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 Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.8% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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