Shoalhaven City

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Shoalhaven City 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 Shoalhaven City'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
Shoalhaven City 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers4,21311.613.54,02111.913.3+192
Professionals6,12616.923.65,65916.722.7+467
Technicians and Trades Workers6,25017.212.75,81917.213.2+431
Community and Personal Service Workers5,02213.810.44,40213.09.5+620
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,13911.413.84,16212.315.1-23
Sales Workers3,90210.79.23,65510.89.3+247
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,9655.46.11,9325.76.4+33
Labourers4,09911.38.83,68510.98.7+414
Inadequately described or not stated6141.71.85181.51.8+96
Total Persons36,330100.0100.033,853100.0100.0+2,477

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 Shoalhaven City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (6,250 people or 17.2%)
  • Professionals (6,126 people or 16.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (5,022 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 17,398 people in total or 47.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.6% in Professionals and 10.4% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Shoalhaven City and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (11.3% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Shoalhaven City increased by 2,477 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+620 persons)
  • Professionals (+467 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+431 persons)
  • Labourers (+414 persons)

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