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 Penrith City'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||14,052||14.8||12.7||13,299||15.2||13.2||+753|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||9,947||10.5||10.4||8,428||9.7||9.5||+1,519|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||16,843||17.8||13.8||16,648||19.1||15.1||+195|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||10,285||10.8||6.1||9,320||10.7||6.4||+965|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,812||1.9||1.8||1,645||1.9||1.8||+167|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Penrith City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (16,843 people or 17.8%)
- Professionals (14,073 people or 14.8%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (14,052 people or 14.8%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 44,968 people in total or 47.4% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, New South Wales employed 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 23.6% in Professionals and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Penrith City and New South Wales were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.8% compared to 23.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.8% compared to 6.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.8% compared to 13.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.1% compared to 13.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Penrith City increased by 7,623 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Penrith City were those employed as:
- Professionals (+1,941 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,519 persons)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+965 persons)
- Managers (+831 persons)