In the Lismore City, 23.8% 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 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Lismore City - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||2,248||11.2||12.7||2,363||11.6||13.2||-115|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,486||12.4||10.4||2,271||11.2||9.5||+215|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||2,744||13.7||13.8||2,925||14.4||15.0||-181|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||952||4.7||6.1||965||4.7||6.4||-13|
|Inadequately described or not stated||299||1.5||1.8||261||1.3||1.8||+38|
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An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Lismore City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (4,788 local workers or 23.8%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,744 local workers or 13.7%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (2,486 local workers or 12.4%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,018 people in total or 49.8% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Lismore City and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.4% compared to 10.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.6% compared to 13.5%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 8.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.2% compared to 12.7%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Lismore City between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+215 local workers)
- Managers (-197 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-181 local workers)
- Sales Workers (-139 local workers)