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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Parramatta, 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 worers in City of Parramatta will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Parramatta;
  • 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 City of Parramatta, 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, City of Parramatta 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
City of Parramatta - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers17,59812.813.516,23812.413.3+1,360
Professionals36,94126.823.634,09426.122.7+2,847
Technicians and Trades Workers13,0859.512.713,05210.013.2+33
Community and Personal Service Workers12,0698.710.410,5428.19.5+1,527
Clerical and Administrative Workers29,90221.713.829,64022.715.0+262
Sales Workers9,6717.09.29,3507.29.3+321
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,7804.96.16,8575.36.4-77
Labourers8,8816.48.88,0026.18.7+879
Inadequately described or not stated3,0162.21.82,7392.11.8+277

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, City of Parramatta: 12.8% Professionals, City of Parramatta: 26.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Parramatta: 9.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Parramatta: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Parramatta: 21.7% Sales Workers, City of Parramatta: 7.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Parramatta: 4.9% Labourers, City of Parramatta: 6.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Parramatta: 2.2%
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, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,360 Professionals, City of Parramatta - All industries: +2,847 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Parramatta - All industries: +33 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,527 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Parramatta - All industries: +262 Sales Workers, City of Parramatta - All industries: +321 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Parramatta - All industries: -77 Labourers, City of Parramatta - All industries: +879 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Parramatta - All industries: +277
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 City of Parramatta in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (36,941 local workers or 26.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (29,902 local workers or 21.7%)
  • Managers (17,598 local workers or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 84,441 people in total or 61.2% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (21.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (26.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.4% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the City of Parramatta workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+2,847 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,527 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,360 local workers)
  • Labourers (+879 local workers)

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