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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Macarthur Region, 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
Macarthur Region - All industries2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Technicians and Trades Workers12,37114.812.7
Community and Personal Service Workers9,16210.910.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,36512.413.8
Sales Workers8,88210.69.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,09210.96.1
Inadequately described or not stated1,5201.81.8

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

Dominant groups

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

  • Professionals (14,034 local workers or 16.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,371 local workers or 14.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,365 local workers or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,770 people in total or 43.9% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the in the Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (11.3% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Macarthur Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+14,034 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+12,371 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+10,365 local workers)
  • Labourers (+9,437 local workers)

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