City of Rockingham

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 the 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Rockingham 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons54,836100.0100.048,101100.0100.0+6,735

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) of the City of Rockingham and Western Australia were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Rockingham increased by 6,735 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

City of Rockingham

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