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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within The Hills Shire, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 worers 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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

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Local workers occupations
The Hills Shire - All industries2016
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%New South Wales %
Managers9,37714.713.5
Professionals15,61024.423.6
Technicians and Trades Workers7,28611.412.7
Community and Personal Service Workers6,60410.310.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,37514.713.8
Sales Workers8,30613.09.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,0043.16.1
Labourers4,2286.68.8
Inadequately described or not stated1,0711.71.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, New South Wales: 13.5% Professionals, New South Wales: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales: 13.8% Sales Workers, New South Wales: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales: 6.1% Labourers, New South Wales: 8.8% Inadequately described or not stated, New South Wales: 1.8% Managers, The Hills Shire: 14.7% Professionals, The Hills Shire: 24.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire: 11.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire: 14.7% Sales Workers, The Hills Shire: 13.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire: 3.1% Labourers, The Hills Shire: 6.6% Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 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 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 in The Hills Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Professionals (+15,610 local workers)
  • Managers (+9,377 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+9,375 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+8,306 local workers)

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