Kiama Municipality

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Kiama Municipality 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 Kiama Municipality'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
Kiama Municipality 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,49114.611.91,42015.012.7+71
Community and Personal Service Workers1,23512.110.61,14812.110.4+87
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,11610.913.01,15112.113.8-35
Sales Workers6396.38.07267.79.2-87
Machinery Operators And Drivers3983.96.04745.06.1-76
Inadequately described or not stated1481.41.91431.51.8+5
Total Persons10,208100.0100.09,489100.0100.0+719

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 Kiama Municipality in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,902 people or 28.4%)
  • Managers (1,638 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,491 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,031 people in total or 59.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.8% in Professionals; 14.6% in Managers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Kiama Municipality and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (28.4% compared to 25.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.9% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Kiama Municipality increased by 719 between 2016 and 2021.

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

  • Professionals (+466 persons)
  • Managers (+281 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+87 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-87 persons)

Kiama Municipal Council

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