Wollondilly Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Wollondilly Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Wollondilly Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Wollondilly Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers4,39718.312.73,89318.313.2+504
Community and Personal Service Workers2,45110.210.41,9749.39.5+477
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,54314.713.83,27215.415.1+271
Sales Workers2,0568.59.21,7598.39.3+297
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,2659.46.12,0959.86.4+170
Inadequately described or not stated4521.91.83881.81.8+64
Total Persons24,068100.0100.021,284100.0100.0+2,784

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 resident workers in Wollondilly Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,397 people or 18.3%)
  • Professionals (3,597 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,543 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,537 people in total or 47.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.6% in Professionals and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.9% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.3% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.4% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Wollondilly Shire increased by 2,784 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Wollondilly Shire were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+504 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+477 persons)
  • Managers (+417 persons)
  • Professionals (+362 persons)

Wollondilly Shire Council

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