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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers technicians and trades workers in the City of Rockingham than any other occupation.

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 City of Rockingham'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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Rockingham 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers4,9809.112.04,5289.412.2+452
Professionals7,34713.420.56,20812.919.9+1,139
Technicians and Trades Workers11,21520.516.210,22821.316.7+987
Community and Personal Service Workers7,08512.910.65,71111.99.4+1,374
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,87512.513.06,61313.714.4+262
Sales Workers5,3149.78.84,4969.38.6+818
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,0819.37.54,3729.17.6+709
Labourers5,95710.99.75,20810.89.7+749
Inadequately described or not stated9821.81.77371.51.5+245

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Western Australia : 12.0% Professionals, Western Australia : 20.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia : 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia : 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia : 13.0% Sales Workers, Western Australia : 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia : 7.5% Labourers, Western Australia : 9.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia : 1.7% Managers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 9.1% Professionals, City of Rockingham - All industries: 13.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 20.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 12.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 12.5% Sales Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 9.3% Labourers, City of Rockingham - All industries: 10.9% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham - All industries: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +452 Professionals, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,139 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +987 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +1,374 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +262 Sales Workers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +818 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +709 Labourers, City of Rockingham - All industries: +749 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Rockingham - All industries: +245
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 resident workers in City of Rockingham in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,215 people or 20.5%)
  • Professionals (7,347 people or 13.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (7,085 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,647 people in total or 46.8% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.5% in Professionals; and 10.6% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (13.4% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (9.1% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of Rockingham increased by 6,735 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Rockingham were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,374 people)
  • Professionals (+1,139 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+987 people)
  • Sales Workers (+818 people)

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