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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Willoughby City, 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 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.

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
Willoughby City - All industries2016
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Number%New South Wales %
Technicians and Trades Workers5,7059.612.7
Community and Personal Service Workers4,3877.410.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,53014.313.8
Sales Workers6,09110.29.2
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,4162.46.1
Inadequately described or not stated9701.61.8

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, Willoughby City: 15.7% Professionals, Willoughby City: 34.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Willoughby City: 9.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Willoughby City: 7.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Willoughby City: 14.3% Sales Workers, Willoughby City: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Willoughby City: 2.4% Labourers, Willoughby City: 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Willoughby City: 1.6%
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 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 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 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%)

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