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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers professionals in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs'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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%New South Wales%Number%New South Wales%2011 to 2016
Managers24,15418.213.520,80216.813.3+3,352
Professionals49,81937.523.646,08037.322.7+3,739
Technicians and Trades Workers10,0427.612.79,8868.013.2+156
Community and Personal Service Workers11,6758.810.410,5358.59.5+1,140
Clerical and Administrative Workers16,23412.213.816,92913.715.1-695
Sales Workers10,6778.09.29,8468.09.3+831
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,6412.06.12,5852.16.4+56
Labourers5,1423.98.84,4713.68.7+671
Inadequately described or not stated2,3161.71.82,4572.01.8-141

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 18.2% Professionals, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 37.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 7.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 12.2% Sales Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 8.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 2.0% Labourers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 3.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: 1.7%
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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +3,352 Professionals, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +3,739 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +156 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,140 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -695 Sales Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +831 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +56 Labourers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +671 Inadequately described or not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: -141
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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (49,819 people or 37.5%)
  • Managers (24,154 people or 18.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (16,234 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 90,207 people in total or 68.0% of the resident workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (37.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (18.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.6% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (3.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Sydney Eastern Suburbs increased by 9,109 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,739 people)
  • Managers (+3,352 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,140 people)
  • Sales Workers (+831 people)

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