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 the City of Swan will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Swan;
- 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|
|City of Swan - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia||Number||%||Western Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||9,413||17.0||16.4||9,695||19.0||16.8||-282|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,823||10.5||10.5||4,487||8.8||9.4||+1,336|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||7,247||13.1||12.9||7,224||14.2||14.3||+23|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||5,551||10.0||7.6||4,968||9.8||7.7||+583|
|Inadequately described or not stated||906||1.6||1.7||773||1.5||1.5||+133|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Swan in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (9,413 local workers or 17.0%)
- Professionals (8,348 local workers or 15.1%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (7,247 local workers or 13.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 25,008 people in total or 45.2% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.4% as Professionals and 12.9% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Swan and Western Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.1% compared to 20.4%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 7.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.4% compared to 8.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.0% compared to 16.4%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Swan between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,336 local workers)
- Professionals (+1,310 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+583 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+560 local workers)