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 the City of Mandurah'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|City of Mandurah||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,109||19.7||16.2||5,628||20.3||16.7||+481|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||3,747||12.1||10.6||3,007||10.8||9.4||+740|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||3,578||11.5||13.0||3,421||12.3||14.4||+157|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||3,166||10.2||7.5||2,770||10.0||7.6||+396|
|Inadequately described or not stated||515||1.7||1.7||422||1.5||1.5||+93|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Mandurah in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (6,109 people or 19.7%)
- Professionals (4,361 people or 14.1%)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (3,747 people or 12.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,217 people in total or 45.8% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.5% in Professionals and 10.6% in Community and Personal Service Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Mandurah and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.1% compared to 20.5%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.7% compared to 16.2%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.1% compared to 12.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.2% compared to 7.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Mandurah increased by 3,294 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Mandurah were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+740 persons)
- Professionals (+672 persons)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+481 persons)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+396 persons)