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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Penrith City, 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 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.

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

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
Penrith City - All industries2016
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales %
Managers6,97910.213.5
Professionals12,89318.823.6
Technicians and Trades Workers8,72912.712.7
Community and Personal Service Workers7,56311.010.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,93714.513.8
Sales Workers7,20910.59.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,25510.66.1
Labourers6,83210.08.8
Inadequately described or not stated1,2031.81.8

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, Penrith City: 10.2% Professionals, Penrith City: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Penrith City: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Penrith City: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Penrith City: 14.5% Sales Workers, Penrith City: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Penrith City: 10.6% Labourers, Penrith City: 10.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Penrith City: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the in Penrith City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (12,893 local workers or 18.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,937 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,729 local workers or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 31,559 people in total or 46.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.5% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.2% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Penrith City between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+12,893 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+9,937 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+8,729 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+7,563 local workers)

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