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There were more professionals in Sefton in 2011 than any other occupation.

Sefton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating Sefton's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Sefton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Managers
1849.710.01407.99.7+43
Professionals
32317.017.327815.715.4+45
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers31916.815.428816.316.3+31
Community and Personal Service Workers
1397.38.61257.07.6+14
Clerical and Administrative Workers
27214.318.032018.018.5-48
Sales Workers
1678.89.518610.510.0-19
Machinery Operators And Drivers
19810.48.91669.49.3+32
map this data in atlas.idLabourers23612.49.820111.410.4+34
Inadequately described
603.22.5673.82.8-7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Bankstown City: 10.0% Professionals, Bankstown City: 17.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bankstown City: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bankstown City: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bankstown City: 18.0% Sales Workers, Bankstown City: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bankstown City: 8.9% Labourers, Bankstown City: 9.8% Inadequately described, Bankstown City: 2.5% Managers, Sefton: 9.7% Professionals, Sefton: 17.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sefton: 16.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sefton: 7.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sefton: 14.3% Sales Workers, Sefton: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sefton: 10.4% Labourers, Sefton: 12.4% Inadequately described, Sefton: 3.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Sefton: +43 Professionals, Sefton: +45 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sefton: +31 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sefton: +14 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sefton: -48 Sales Workers, Sefton: -19 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sefton: +32 Labourers, Sefton: +34 Inadequately described, Sefton: -7
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Sefton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (323 people or 17.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (319 people or 16.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (272 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 914 people in total or 48.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Bankstown City employed 17.3% in Professionals; 15.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 18.0% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Sefton and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.4% compared to 9.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.3% compared to 18.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sefton increased by 126 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Sefton between 2006 and 2011.