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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the Northern Beaches 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 Northern Beaches 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Northern Beaches Council area 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers24,08018.613.521,07517.313.3+3,005
Professionals37,08528.623.634,20728.122.7+2,878
Technicians and Trades Workers14,70711.312.714,46111.913.2+246
Community and Personal Service Workers12,2419.410.410,7028.89.5+1,539
Clerical and Administrative Workers17,48213.513.818,19115.015.1-709
Sales Workers11,8019.19.211,3529.39.3+449
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,5572.76.13,5162.96.4+41
Labourers6,6215.18.86,1485.18.7+473
Inadequately described or not stated2,1081.61.81,9861.61.8+122

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident 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, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 18.6% Professionals, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 28.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 11.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 13.5% Sales Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 2.7% Labourers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 5.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +3,005 Professionals, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +2,878 Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +246 Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +1,539 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: -709 Sales Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +449 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +41 Labourers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +473 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +122
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

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

  • Professionals (37,085 people or 28.6%)
  • Managers (24,080 people or 18.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (17,482 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 78,647 people in total or 60.6% of the resident workers .

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 of the Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (18.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (28.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (5.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.7% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Northern Beaches Council area increased by 8,044 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Northern Beaches Council area were for those employed as:

  • Managers (+3,005 people)
  • Professionals (+2,878 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,539 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-709 people)

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