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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire'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
Sutherland Shire 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers16,97215.113.515,76114.313.3+1,211
Professionals27,07624.023.625,38023.022.7+1,696
Technicians and Trades Workers15,19013.512.715,33013.913.2-140
Community and Personal Service Workers11,83110.510.410,8159.89.5+1,016
Clerical and Administrative Workers18,81016.713.820,33218.415.1-1,522
Sales Workers10,6909.59.210,9009.99.3-210
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3393.86.14,4024.06.4-63
Labourers6,0695.48.85,9305.48.7+139
Inadequately described or not stated1,7751.61.81,6251.51.8+150

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, New South Wales : 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales : 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales : 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales : 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales : 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales : 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales : 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales : 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales : 1.8% Managers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 15.1% Professionals, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 24.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 16.7% Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 3.8% Labourers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 5.4% Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: 1.6%
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, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,211 Professionals, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,696 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -140 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +1,016 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -1,522 Sales Workers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -210 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: -63 Labourers, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +139 Inadequately described or not stated, Sutherland Shire - All industries: +150
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 Sutherland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (27,076 people or 24.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (18,810 people or 16.7%)
  • Managers (16,972 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 62,858 people in total or 55.7% of the resident workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.5% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (15.1% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (5.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.8% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Sutherland Shire increased by 2,277 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Sutherland Shire were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,696 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,522 people)
  • Managers (+1,211 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,016 people)

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