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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Woollahra Municipal Council area 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 Woollahra Municipal Council area'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
Woollahra Municipal Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. New South WalesNumber%. New South Wales2011 - 2016
Managers6,39622.813.55,85422.113.3+542
Professionals11,88942.523.611,24142.422.7+648
Technicians and Trades Workers1,1704.212.71,1754.413.2-5
Community and Personal Service Workers1,8276.510.41,7366.59.5+91
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,17411.313.83,24512.215.1-71
Sales Workers2,2187.99.21,9827.59.3+236
Machinery Operators And Drivers2390.96.11930.76.4+46
Labourers5411.98.84521.78.7+89
Inadequately described or not stated5472.01.86582.51.8-111
Total Persons28,001100.0100.026,536100.0100.0+1,465

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 Woollahra Municipal Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,889 people or 42.5%)
  • Managers (6,396 people or 22.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,174 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 21,459 people in total or 76.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, New South Wales employed 23.6% in Professionals; 13.5% in Managers and 13.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Woollahra Municipal Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (42.5% compared to 23.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (22.8% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (4.2% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (1.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Woollahra Municipal Council area increased by 1,465 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Woollahra Municipal Council area were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+648 persons)
  • Managers (+542 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+236 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-111 persons)

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