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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Sutherland Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||9,086||13.7||12.7||8,923||14.5||13.2||+163|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||8,946||13.5||10.4||7,136||11.6||9.5||+1,810|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||9,149||13.8||13.8||9,353||15.2||15.0||-204|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,636||4.0||6.1||2,592||4.2||6.4||+44|
|Inadequately described or not stated||993||1.5||1.8||894||1.5||1.8||+99|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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)