Northern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils

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NSROC Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the NSROC Region, 33.9% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in 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 the NSROC Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the NSROC Region;
  • 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 the NSROC Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, the NSROC Region 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
NSROC Region - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers29,6029.312.728,6559.713.2+947
Community and Personal Service Workers28,1488.910.423,3227.99.5+4,826
Clerical and Administrative Workers43,84713.813.845,93715.515.0-2,090
Sales Workers26,8738.59.224,7038.49.3+2,170
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,7652.16.16,6612.36.4+104
Inadequately described or not stated5,6071.81.85,5341.91.8+73
Total Persons317,686100.0100.0295,459100.0100.0+22,227

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 All industries workforce in the NSROC Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (107,763 local workers or 33.9%)
  • Managers (53,412 local workers or 16.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (43,847 local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 205,022 people in total or 64.5% of the All industries local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (33.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (4.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.3% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the NSROC Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+8,915 local workers)
  • Managers (+5,001 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+4,826 local workers)
  • Labourers (+2,281 local workers)

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