Ku-ring-gai Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Ku-ring-gai Council area, 34.2% 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 Ku-ring-gai Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Ku-ring-gai 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 Ku-ring-gai 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, Ku-ring-gai 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
Ku-ring-gai Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers3,89312.913.53,79912.913.3+94
Professionals10,33634.223.610,35735.322.7-21
Technicians and Trades Workers2,6848.912.72,6769.113.2+8
Community and Personal Service Workers4,38014.510.43,49911.99.5+881
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,89512.913.84,32914.715.0-434
Sales Workers2,3747.99.22,3177.99.3+57
Machinery Operators And Drivers4271.46.13661.26.4+61
Labourers1,7035.68.81,4534.98.7+250
Inadequately described or not stated5191.71.85601.91.8-41
Total Persons30,211100.0100.029,356100.0100.0+855

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 All industries workforce in Ku-ring-gai Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,336 local workers or 34.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,380 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,895 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 18,611 people in total or 61.6% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Ku-ring-gai Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (34.2% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (8.9% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Ku-ring-gai Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+881 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-434 local workers)
  • Labourers (+250 local workers)
  • Managers (+94 local workers)

Ku-ring-gai Council

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