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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the City of South Perth 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 South Perth'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 South Perth 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers3,20415.412.03,13614.712.2+68
Professionals7,27335.120.57,29534.219.9-22
Technicians and Trades Workers1,9899.616.22,13510.016.7-146
Community and Personal Service Workers1,9479.410.61,7868.49.4+161
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,72813.113.03,20915.014.4-481
Sales Workers1,6437.98.81,7668.38.6-123
Machinery Operators And Drivers5782.87.56012.87.6-23
Labourers1,0885.29.71,1385.39.7-50
Inadequately described or not stated3001.41.72631.21.5+37

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 South Perth - All industries: 15.4% Professionals, City of South Perth - All industries: 35.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: 9.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: 13.1% Sales Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: 7.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of South Perth - All industries: 2.8% Labourers, City of South Perth - All industries: 5.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of South Perth - All industries: 1.4%
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 South Perth - All industries: +68 Professionals, City of South Perth - All industries: -22 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: -146 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: +161 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: -481 Sales Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: -123 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of South Perth - All industries: -23 Labourers, City of South Perth - All industries: -50 Inadequately described or not stated, City of South Perth - All industries: +37
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 South Perth in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,273 people or 35.1%)
  • Managers (3,204 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,728 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,205 people in total or 63.6% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.5% in Professionals; 12.0% in Managers; and 13.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (35.1% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.6% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.8% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (5.2% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of South Perth decreased by 579 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-481 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+161 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-146 people)
  • Sales Workers (-123 people)

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