Lismore City

Local workers - Occupations - Construction

In the Lismore City (Construction), 47.8% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 46.8% 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 the Lismore City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Lismore City;
  • 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 Lismore City, 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 Lismore City 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
Lismore City - Construction 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers12012.413.411511.712.2+5
Professionals282.94.7101.04.6+18
Technicians and Trades Workers46347.846.851452.348.4-51
Community and Personal Service Workers--00.230.30.2--
Clerical and Administrative Workers11011.49.710811.010.5+2
Sales Workers171.81.4101.01.1+7
Machinery Operators And Drivers889.17.110610.87.0-18
Labourers13614.015.711411.615.1+22
Inadequately described or not stated60.61.030.30.8+3
Total Persons968100.0100.0983100.0100.0-15

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the Construction workforce in the Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (463 local workers or 47.8%)
  • Labourers (136 local workers or 14.0%)
  • Managers (120 local workers or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 719 people in total or 74.3% of the Construction local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 46.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.7% as Labourers and 13.4% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the Construction workforce in the Lismore City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.1% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Professionals (2.9% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.4% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Construction) employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-51 local workers)
  • Labourers (+22 local workers)
  • Professionals (+18 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-18 local workers)

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