Penrith City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Penrith City, 19.3% of workers were Professionals, compared to 25.9% 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 Penrith City will be influenced by factors including:

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Penrith City - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers9,51112.111.88,72912.712.7+782
Community and Personal Service Workers9,01611.510.67,56311.010.4+1,453
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,84013.813.09,93714.513.8+903
Sales Workers7,0809.08.07,20910.59.2-129
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,24511.86.07,25510.66.1+1,990
Inadequately described or not stated1,4251.81.91,2031.81.8+222
Total Persons78,339100.0100.068,600100.0100.0+9,739

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. 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 Penrith City in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (15,110 local workers or 19.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,840 local workers or 13.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,511 local workers or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,461 people in total or 45.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 25.9% as Professionals; 13.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 11.8% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (19.3% compared to 25.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.8% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.0% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (9.5% compared to 8.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Penrith City between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,217 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+1,990 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,674 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,453 local workers)

Penrith City Council

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