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The Hills Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

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

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 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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Managers9,37714.712.88,52615.112.5+851
Professionals15,61024.49.912,91022.811.5+2,700
Technicians and Trades Workers7,28611.46.26,37911.36.6+907
Community and Personal Service Workers6,60410.310.94,8948.79.5+1,710
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,37514.720.09,24516.425.0+130
Sales Workers8,30613.02.67,88313.92.3+423
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,0043.12.01,9393.41.5+65
Labourers4,2286.634.83,7596.730.3+469
Inadequately described or not stated1,0711.70.89801.70.8+91

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, Administrative and Support Services: 12.8% Professionals, Administrative and Support Services: 9.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 6.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 20.0% Sales Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 2.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Administrative and Support Services: 2.0% Labourers, Administrative and Support Services: 34.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Administrative and Support Services: 0.8% Managers, All industries: 14.7% Professionals, All industries: 24.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 11.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 14.7% Sales Workers, All industries: 13.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 3.1% Labourers, All industries: 6.6% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +851 Professionals, The Hills Shire - All industries: +2,700 Technicians and Trades Workers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +907 Community and Personal Service Workers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +1,710 Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +130 Sales Workers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +423 Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +65 Labourers, The Hills Shire - All industries: +469 Inadequately described or not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries: +91
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 local workers .

In comparison, the Administrative and Support Services workforce within 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 the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • 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 Labourers (6.6% compared to 34.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 20.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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)

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