Willoughby City

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Willoughby City, 34.1% 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 Willoughby City will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Willoughby City;
  • 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 Willoughby City, 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, Willoughby City 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
Willoughby City - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers5,7059.612.75,60110.713.2+104
Community and Personal Service Workers4,3877.410.43,4316.59.5+956
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,53014.313.88,20415.615.0+326
Sales Workers6,09110.29.25,40410.39.3+687
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,4162.46.11,5052.96.4-89
Inadequately described or not stated9701.61.89461.81.8+24
Total Persons59,446100.0100.052,443100.0100.0+7,003

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 Willoughby City in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (20,275 local workers or 34.1%)
  • Managers (9,358 local workers or 15.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,530 local workers or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 38,163 people in total or 64.2% 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 Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (34.1% compared to 23.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (4.6% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.6% compared to 12.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+3,183 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,235 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+956 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+687 local workers)

Willoughby City Council

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