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South Ward
Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in South Ward in 2011 than any other occupation.

South Ward'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 South Ward'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
South Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,18711.410.01,91010.89.7+277
Professionals
3,82020.017.33,23818.315.4+582
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,87815.015.42,81615.916.3+62
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,6018.48.61,3607.77.6+241
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,89020.318.03,70520.918.5+185
Sales Workers
1,7189.09.51,5939.010.0+125
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,2856.78.91,3127.49.3-27
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,4057.39.81,4097.910.4-4
Inadequately described
3511.82.53972.22.8-46

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, South Ward: 11.4% Professionals, South Ward: 20.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Ward: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Ward: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Ward: 20.3% Sales Workers, South Ward: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Ward: 6.7% Labourers, South Ward: 7.3% Inadequately described, South Ward: 1.8%
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, South Ward: +277 Professionals, South Ward: +582 Technicians and Trades Workers, South Ward: +62 Community and Personal Service Workers, South Ward: +241 Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Ward: +185 Sales Workers, South Ward: +125 Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Ward: -27 Labourers, South Ward: -4 Inadequately described, South Ward: -46
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 South Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,890 people or 20.3%)
  • Professionals (3,820 people or 20.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,878 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,588 people in total or 55.3% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (20.0% compared to 17.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (20.3% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (7.3% compared to 9.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.7% compared to 8.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Ward increased by 1,396 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in South Ward were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+582 persons)
  • Managers (+277 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+241 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+185 persons)