City of Rockingham

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Rockingham, 17.4% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.4% in Western Australia.

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 the City of Rockingham will be influenced by factors including:

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Rockingham in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
City of Rockingham - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Managers3,01810.012.02,67110.312.1+347
Professionals5,24417.420.44,25216.419.9+992
Technicians and Trades Workers4,45014.816.44,10115.816.8+349
Community and Personal Service Workers4,92216.410.54,06715.79.4+855
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,17610.612.92,98311.514.3+193
Sales Workers4,32914.48.83,53513.68.5+794
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,3574.57.61,3115.17.7+46
Labourers3,08810.39.82,65410.29.7+434
Inadequately described or not stated4741.61.73581.41.5+116
Total Persons30,058100.0100.025,932100.0100.0+4,126

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 All industries workforce in the City of Rockingham in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,244 local workers or 17.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,922 local workers or 16.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,450 local workers or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,616 people in total or 48.6% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.4% as Professionals; 10.5% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (16.4% compared to 10.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (14.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 20.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Rockingham between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+992 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+855 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+794 local workers)
  • Labourers (+434 local workers)

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