City of Joondalup

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Joondalup 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 City of Joondalup'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
City of Joondalup 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Managers10,04612.712.010,06812.112.2-22
Professionals18,54423.520.518,18121.919.9+363
Technicians and Trades Workers12,52615.916.213,80716.616.7-1,281
Community and Personal Service Workers8,35610.610.68,2169.99.4+140
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,87415.013.013,95116.814.4-2,077
Sales Workers7,7529.88.88,34510.18.6-593
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,1824.07.53,5784.37.6-396
Labourers5,5197.09.75,9067.19.7-387
Inadequately described or not stated1,1721.51.79721.21.5+200
Total Persons78,971100.0100.083,024100.0100.0-4,053

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Joondalup in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (18,544 people or 23.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,526 people or 15.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,874 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 42,944 people in total or 54.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.5% in Professionals; 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Joondalup and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.0% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (23.5% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (7.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.0% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Joondalup decreased by 4,053 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Joondalup were those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-2,077 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-1,281 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-593 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-396 persons)

City of Joondalup

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