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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Parkes Shire, 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 Parkes Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Parkes Shire;
  • 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 Parkes Shire, 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, Parkes Shire 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
Parkes Shire - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers1,01618.113.51,10018.513.3-84
Professionals87715.623.686514.622.7+12
Technicians and Trades Workers75813.512.783314.013.2-75
Community and Personal Service Workers62011.010.45789.79.5+42
Clerical and Administrative Workers64811.513.875012.615.0-102
Sales Workers5189.29.25759.79.3-57
Machinery Operators And Drivers5479.76.160810.26.4-61
Labourers5349.58.85519.38.7-17
Inadequately described or not stated981.71.8801.31.8+18

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, Parkes Shire: 18.1% Professionals, Parkes Shire: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Parkes Shire: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Parkes Shire: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Parkes Shire: 11.5% Sales Workers, Parkes Shire: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Parkes Shire: 9.7% Labourers, Parkes Shire: 9.5% Inadequately described or not stated, Parkes Shire: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -84 Professionals, Parkes Shire - All industries: +12 Technicians and Trades Workers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -75 Community and Personal Service Workers, Parkes Shire - All industries: +42 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -102 Sales Workers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -57 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -61 Labourers, Parkes Shire - All industries: -17 Inadequately described or not stated, Parkes Shire - All industries: +18
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 Parkes Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,016 local workers or 18.1%)
  • Professionals (877 local workers or 15.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (758 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,651 people in total or 47.2% of the local workers .

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (18.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.6% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.5% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Parkes Shire workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-102 local workers)
  • Managers (-84 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-75 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-61 local workers)

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