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Wollondilly Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Wollondilly Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers in Macarthur Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Macarthur Region;
  • 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 Macarthur Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Wollondilly Shire - All industries2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Technicians and Trades Workers2,22320.012.7
Community and Personal Service Workers9738.710.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,21510.913.8
Sales Workers7736.99.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,64014.76.1
Inadequately described or not stated1931.71.8

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, Wollondilly Shire: 11.9% Professionals, Wollondilly Shire: 12.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 20.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 10.9% Sales Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 6.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wollondilly Shire: 14.7% Labourers, Wollondilly Shire: 12.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Wollondilly Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,223 local workers or 20.0%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,640 local workers or 14.7%)
  • Labourers (1,412 local workers or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,275 people in total or 47.4% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.1% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 8.8% as Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.0% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.4% compared to 23.6%)

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