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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
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|Resident workers occupations|
|The Hills Shire||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||New South Wales||Number||%||New South Wales||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||8,348||10.4||12.7||8,283||11.2||13.2||+65|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,226||7.8||10.4||5,232||7.1||9.5||+994|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||13,009||16.2||13.8||12,872||17.4||15.1||+137|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,426||3.0||6.1||2,296||3.1||6.4||+130|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,382||1.7||1.8||1,110||1.5||1.8||+272|
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%)
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)