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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the NSROC Region 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 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

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Resident workers occupations
NSROC Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers54,79118.313.549,22317.713.3+5,568
Professionals112,61837.623.6102,36236.922.7+10,256
Technicians and Trades Workers21,9807.312.721,5487.813.2+432
Community and Personal Service Workers22,9297.710.420,0227.29.5+2,907
Clerical and Administrative Workers40,98113.713.842,12615.215.1-1,145
Sales Workers24,0238.09.221,7907.99.3+2,233
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,3321.86.14,9601.86.4+372
Labourers11,4733.88.810,3783.78.7+1,095
Inadequately described or not stated5,1271.71.85,0141.81.8+113

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, NSROC Region - All industries: 18.3% Professionals, NSROC Region - All industries: 37.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: 7.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: 7.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: 13.7% Sales Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: 8.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, NSROC Region - All industries: 1.8% Labourers, NSROC Region - All industries: 3.8% Inadequately described or not stated, NSROC Region - All industries: 1.7%
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, NSROC Region - All industries: +5,568 Professionals, NSROC Region - All industries: +10,256 Technicians and Trades Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: +432 Community and Personal Service Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,907 Clerical and Administrative Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: -1,145 Sales Workers, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,233 Machinery Operators And Drivers, NSROC Region - All industries: +372 Labourers, NSROC Region - All industries: +1,095 Inadequately described or not stated, NSROC Region - All industries: +113
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 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 .

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 NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (37.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (18.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (3.8% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in NSROC Region increased by 21,831 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the NSROC Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+10,256 people)
  • Managers (+5,568 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,907 people)
  • Sales Workers (+2,233 people)

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