Tamworth Regional Council

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Tamworth Regional Council 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 Tamworth Regional Council'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Tamworth Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers3,74114.412.73,61914.513.2+122
Community and Personal Service Workers2,75110.610.42,4329.89.5+319
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,11012.013.83,24013.015.1-130
Sales Workers2,5599.89.22,48610.09.3+73
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,7856.96.11,7337.06.4+52
Inadequately described or not stated4171.61.83931.61.8+24
Total Persons25,997100.0100.024,897100.0100.0+1,100

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 resident workers in Tamworth Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,556 people or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,741 people or 14.4%)
  • Labourers (3,678 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,975 people in total or 46.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 8.8% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Tamworth Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.4% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,100 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Tamworth Regional Council were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+364 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+319 persons)
  • Labourers (+243 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-130 persons)

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