Tamworth Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Tamworth Regional Council, 18.4% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.6% in 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 Tamworth Regional Council will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Tamworth Regional Council;
  • 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 Tamworth Regional Council, 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, Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers3,32913.312.73,25313.513.2+76
Community and Personal Service Workers2,73510.910.42,43910.29.5+296
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,09012.313.83,24713.515.0-157
Sales Workers2,57710.39.22,48310.39.3+94
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,4915.96.11,4886.26.4+3
Inadequately described or not stated3951.61.83661.51.8+29
Total Persons25,094100.0100.024,018100.0100.0+1,076

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

  • Professionals (4,609 local workers or 18.4%)
  • Labourers (3,552 local workers or 14.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,329 local workers or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,490 people in total or 45.8% of the All industries local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Tamworth Regional Council and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.4% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.3% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (10.3% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Tamworth Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+435 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+296 local workers)
  • Labourers (+256 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-157 local workers)

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