Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Sutherland Shire, 20.8% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in New South Wales.

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 Sutherland Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Sutherland Shire;
  • 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 Sutherland Shire, 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, Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers9,08613.712.78,92314.513.2+163
Community and Personal Service Workers8,94613.510.47,13611.69.5+1,810
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,14913.813.89,35315.215.0-204
Sales Workers8,57312.99.28,21513.49.3+358
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,6364.06.12,5924.26.4+44
Inadequately described or not stated9931.51.88941.51.8+99
Total Persons66,436100.0100.061,461100.0100.0+4,975

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 Sutherland Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (13,817 local workers or 20.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,149 local workers or 13.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,086 local workers or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 32,052 people in total or 48.2% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 12.7% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.9% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.5% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.8% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.0% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,810 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,360 local workers)
  • Managers (+980 local workers)
  • Labourers (+365 local workers)

Sutherland Shire Council

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