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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of South Perth, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers in City of South Perth will be influenced by factors including:

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

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, City of South Perth 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 South Perth - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers1,53111.912.01,37911.212.1+152
Professionals3,94730.720.43,81431.019.9+133
Technicians and Trades Workers1,47111.416.41,42011.516.8+51
Community and Personal Service Workers1,83614.310.51,55912.79.4+277
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,79414.012.91,94615.814.3-152
Sales Workers9987.88.81,0248.38.5-26
Machinery Operators And Drivers1931.57.61801.57.7+13
Labourers8967.09.88266.79.7+70
Inadequately described or not stated1851.41.71641.31.5+21

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Western Australia: 12.0% Professionals, Western Australia: 20.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia: 16.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia: 12.9% Sales Workers, Western Australia: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia: 7.6% Labourers, Western Australia: 9.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia: 1.7% Managers, City of South Perth: 11.9% Professionals, City of South Perth: 30.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of South Perth: 11.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of South Perth: 14.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of South Perth: 14.0% Sales Workers, City of South Perth: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of South Perth: 1.5% Labourers, City of South Perth: 7.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of South Perth: 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 local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of South Perth - All industries: +152 Professionals, City of South Perth - All industries: +133 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: +51 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: +277 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: -152 Sales Workers, City of South Perth - All industries: -26 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of South Perth - All industries: +13 Labourers, City of South Perth - All industries: +70 Inadequately described or not stated, City of South Perth - All industries: +21
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 workforce in City of South Perth in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,947 local workers or 30.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,836 local workers or 14.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,794 local workers or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,577 people in total or 59.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.4% as Professionals; 10.5% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 12.9% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (30.7% compared to 20.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.3% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.5% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.4% compared to 16.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the City of South Perth workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+277 local workers)
  • Managers (+152 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-152 local workers)
  • Professionals (+133 local workers)

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