City of Swan

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Swan, 17.0% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 20.4% in 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 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Swan, 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, the City of Swan 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 Swan - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers9,41317.016.49,69519.016.8-282
Community and Personal Service Workers5,82310.510.54,4878.89.4+1,336
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,24713.112.97,22414.214.3+23
Sales Workers5,76110.48.85,20110.28.5+560
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,55110.07.64,9689.87.7+583
Inadequately described or not stated9061.61.77731.51.5+133
Total Persons55,358100.0100.050,910100.0100.0+4,448

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

City of Swan

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