The Hills Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in The Hills Shire 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 The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers8,34810.412.78,28311.213.2+65
Community and Personal Service Workers6,2267.810.45,2327.19.5+994
Clerical and Administrative Workers13,00916.213.812,87217.415.1+137
Sales Workers7,6999.69.27,39910.09.3+300
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,4263.06.12,2963.16.4+130
Inadequately described or not stated1,3821.71.81,1101.51.8+272
Total Persons80,175100.0100.073,964100.0100.0+6,211

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 The Hills Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (23,236 people or 29.0%)
  • Managers (14,081 people or 17.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,009 people or 16.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 50,326 people in total or 62.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

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 (All industries) of The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (29.0% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (4.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (17.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.0% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in The Hills Shire increased by 6,211 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in The Hills Shire were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,868 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+994 persons)
  • Managers (+974 persons)
  • Labourers (+471 persons)

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile