North Sydney Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in North Sydney Council area 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 North Sydney Council area'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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
North Sydney Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers8,63521.413.57,62420.213.3+1,011
Professionals17,71143.823.616,47043.622.7+1,241
Technicians and Trades Workers2,0795.112.72,0115.313.2+68
Community and Personal Service Workers2,4025.910.42,2395.99.5+163
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,10012.613.85,34214.115.1-242
Sales Workers2,6756.69.22,4306.49.3+245
Machinery Operators And Drivers3580.96.13000.86.4+58
Labourers7871.98.86941.88.7+93
Inadequately described or not stated6851.71.86951.81.8-10
Total Persons40,432100.0100.037,805100.0100.0+2,627

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in North Sydney Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (17,711 people or 43.8%)
  • Managers (8,635 people or 21.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,100 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 31,446 people in total or 77.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.5% in Managers and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of North Sydney Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (43.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (21.4% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (5.1% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (1.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in North Sydney Council area increased by 2,627 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in North Sydney Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,241 persons)
  • Managers (+1,011 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+245 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-242 persons)

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