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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|The Hills Shire - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||Number||%||Administrative and Support Services||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||7,286||11.4||6.2||6,379||11.3||6.6||+907|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,604||10.3||10.9||4,894||8.7||9.5||+1,710|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||9,375||14.7||20.0||9,245||16.4||25.0||+130|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,004||3.1||2.0||1,939||3.4||1.5||+65|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,071||1.7||0.8||980||1.7||0.8||+91|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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, the Administrative and Support Services workforce in The Hills Shire employed 9.9% as Professionals; 12.8% as Managers and 20.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in The Hills Shire and Administrative and Support Services were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (6.6% compared to 34.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (24.4% compared to 9.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.0% compared to 2.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 20.0%)
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)