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 Lismore City'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
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|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||2,367||13.0||12.7||2,478||13.4||13.2||-111|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,290||12.6||10.4||2,091||11.3||9.5||+199|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||2,310||12.7||13.8||2,442||13.2||15.1||-132|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,003||5.5||6.1||982||5.3||6.4||+21|
|Inadequately described or not stated||251||1.4||1.8||236||1.3||1.8||+15|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (3,652 people or 20.1%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (2,367 people or 13.0%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,310 people or 12.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,329 people in total or 45.8% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Lismore City and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (12.4% compared to 8.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.1% compared to 23.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.6% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.6% compared to 13.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Lismore City decreased by 318 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Lismore City were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+199 persons)
- Managers (-175 persons)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-132 persons)
- Sales Workers (-132 persons)