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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Waverley Council area, 24.8% 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 Waverley Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Waverley Council area;
  • 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 Waverley Council area, 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, Waverley Council area 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
Waverley Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers3,39513.913.52,91014.013.3+485
Professionals6,03724.823.65,36425.822.7+673
Technicians and Trades Workers2,56510.512.71,9699.513.2+596
Community and Personal Service Workers3,46314.210.42,75413.39.5+709
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,63010.813.82,48412.015.0+146
Sales Workers3,71315.39.23,31216.09.3+401
Machinery Operators And Drivers6212.66.15462.66.4+75
Labourers1,4766.18.89984.88.7+478
Inadequately described or not stated4441.81.84242.01.8+20
Total Persons24,344100.0100.020,761100.0100.0+3,583

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

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Waverley Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (6,037 local workers or 24.8%)
  • Sales Workers (3,713 local workers or 15.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,463 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,213 people in total or 54.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% as Professionals; 9.2% as Sales Workers and 10.4% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Waverley Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (15.3% compared to 9.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.2% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Waverley Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+709 local workers)
  • Professionals (+673 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+596 local workers)
  • Managers (+485 local workers)

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