The Hills Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In The Hills Shire, 24.4% 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 The Hills Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in The Hills Shire;
  • 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 The Hills Shire, 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, The Hills Shire 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
The Hills Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers7,28611.412.76,37911.313.2+907
Community and Personal Service Workers6,60410.310.44,8948.79.5+1,710
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,37514.713.89,24516.415.0+130
Sales Workers8,30613.09.27,88313.99.3+423
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,0043.16.11,9393.46.4+65
Inadequately described or not stated1,0711.71.89801.71.8+91
Total Persons63,861100.0100.056,515100.0100.0+7,346

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

  • Professionals (15,610 local workers or 24.4%)
  • Managers (9,377 local workers or 14.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,375 local workers or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 34,362 people in total or 53.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers and 13.8% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.0% compared to 9.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.4% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,700 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,710 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+907 local workers)
  • Managers (+851 local workers)

The Hills Shire Council

economic profile