City of Kalamunda

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Kalamunda 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 Kalamunda'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 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Kalamunda 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers5,01117.315.34,82917.716.2+182
Community and Personal Service Workers3,13810.811.82,76510.110.6+373
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,18614.412.14,27615.713.0-90
Sales Workers2,1987.67.82,3838.78.8-185
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,6909.37.72,5729.47.5+118
Inadequately described or not stated4901.71.74131.51.7+77
Total Persons28,976100.0100.027,249100.0100.0+1,727

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 Kalamunda in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,442 people or 18.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,011 people or 17.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,186 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,639 people in total or 50.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 22.0% in Professionals; 15.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (18.8% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.4% compared to 12.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.3% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kalamunda increased by 1,727 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Kalamunda were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+793 persons)
  • Managers (+425 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+373 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-185 persons)

City of Kalamunda

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