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Northern Beaches Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Northern Beaches Council area, 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 workers in Northern Beaches Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Northern Beaches Council area;
  • 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 Northern Beaches Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Northern Beaches Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

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Local workers occupations
Northern Beaches Council area - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers12,79814.513.511,71014.313.3+1,088
Professionals20,92923.723.618,87023.022.7+2,059
Technicians and Trades Workers11,77013.312.711,10613.613.2+664
Community and Personal Service Workers10,30011.710.48,48010.49.5+1,820
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,63613.213.812,14514.815.0-509
Sales Workers9,59710.99.29,32011.49.3+277
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,6534.16.13,4654.26.4+188
Labourers6,1126.98.85,4196.68.7+693
Inadequately described or not stated1,4321.61.81,3521.71.8+80

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, Northern Beaches Council area: 14.5% Professionals, Northern Beaches Council area: 23.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Beaches Council area: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Beaches Council area: 13.2% Sales Workers, Northern Beaches Council area: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Beaches Council area: 4.1% Labourers, Northern Beaches Council area: 6.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Beaches Council area: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +1,088 Professionals, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +2,059 Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +664 Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +1,820 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: -509 Sales Workers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +277 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +188 Labourers, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +693 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern Beaches Council area - All industries: +80
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 workforce in Northern Beaches Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (20,929 local workers or 23.7%)
  • Managers (12,798 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,770 local workers or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 45,497 people in total or 51.6% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers; and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Northern Beaches Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Northern Beaches Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+2,059 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,820 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,088 local workers)
  • Labourers (+693 local workers)

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