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Sydney Eastern Suburbs

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Sydney Eastern Suburbs, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Sydney Eastern Suburbs;
  • 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 Sydney Eastern Suburbs, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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, Sydney Eastern Suburbs 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
Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Managers11,34312.613.59,93212.313.3+1,411
Professionals27,98631.023.624,95330.922.7+3,033
Technicians and Trades Workers9,08810.112.78,15510.113.2+933
Community and Personal Service Workers12,32113.610.410,35612.89.5+1,965
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,61311.813.810,38212.915.0+231
Sales Workers8,4429.39.27,7839.69.3+659
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,2993.76.12,9733.76.4+326
Labourers5,5886.28.84,5915.78.7+997
Inadequately described or not stated1,6161.81.81,6072.01.8+9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local 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: 12.6% Professionals, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 31.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 10.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 13.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 11.8% Sales Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 3.7% Labourers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 6.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,411 Professionals, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +3,033 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +933 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +1,965 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +231 Sales Workers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +659 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +326 Labourers, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +997 Inadequately described or not stated, Sydney Eastern Suburbs - All industries: +9
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 workforce in Sydney Eastern Suburbs in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (27,986 local workers or 31.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (12,321 local workers or 13.6%)
  • Managers (11,343 local workers or 12.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 51,650 people in total or 57.2% of the local workers .

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 13.5% as Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (31.0% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.6% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.1% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Sydney Eastern Suburbs workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+3,033 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,965 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,411 local workers)
  • Labourers (+997 local workers)

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