Liverpool City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Liverpool City than any other occupation.

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 Liverpool 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Liverpool City 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers10,87212.111.912,21014.612.7-1,338
Community and Personal Service Workers9,48810.510.68,37910.010.4+1,109
Clerical and Administrative Workers14,14315.713.013,47216.113.8+671
Sales Workers7,3878.28.07,7179.29.2-330
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,42610.56.08,75510.46.1+671
Inadequately described or not stated1,9992.21.92,0622.51.8-63
Total Persons89,960100.0100.083,904100.0100.0+6,056

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Liverpool City in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (18,519 people or 20.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (14,143 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,872 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 43,534 people in total or 48.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.8% in Professionals; 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 11.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Liverpool City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.6% compared to 25.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.1% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.7% compared to 13.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Liverpool City increased by 6,056 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Liverpool City were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+4,291 persons)
  • Managers (+1,627 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-1,338 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,109 persons)

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