City of Kwinana

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Kwinana, 23.5% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 20.4% in Western Australia.

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 the City of Kwinana will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Kwinana;
  • 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 the City of Kwinana, 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, the City of Kwinana 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
City of Kwinana - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers2,97823.516.43,39527.616.8-417
Community and Personal Service Workers1,2439.810.51,0158.39.4+228
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,2419.812.91,24210.114.3-1
Sales Workers7175.78.84904.08.5+227
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,75913.97.61,72214.07.7+37
Inadequately described or not stated2732.21.72422.01.5+31
Total Persons12,656100.0100.012,298100.0100.0+358

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 the City of Kwinana in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,978 local workers or 23.5%)
  • Professionals (1,762 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,759 local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,499 people in total or 51.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.4% as Professionals and 7.6% as Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Kwinana and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (23.5% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (13.9% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.8% compared to 12.9%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Kwinana between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-417 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+228 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+227 local workers)
  • Professionals (+176 local workers)

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