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 NSROC Region'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|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||21,980||7.3||12.7||21,548||7.8||13.2||+432|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||22,929||7.7||10.4||20,022||7.2||9.5||+2,907|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||40,981||13.7||13.8||42,126||15.2||15.1||-1,145|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||5,332||1.8||6.1||4,960||1.8||6.4||+372|
|Inadequately described or not stated||5,127||1.7||1.8||5,014||1.8||1.8||+113|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the NSROC Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (112,618 people or 37.6%)
- Managers (54,791 people or 18.3%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (40,981 people or 13.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 208,390 people in total or 69.6% 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 the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (37.6% compared to 23.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.3% compared to 12.7%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (3.8% compared to 8.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (18.3% compared to 13.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the NSROC Region increased by 21,831 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the NSROC Region were those employed as:
- Professionals (+10,256 persons)
- Managers (+5,568 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,907 persons)
- Sales Workers (+2,233 persons)