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West Ward
Occupation of employment

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

West 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 West 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
West Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,78010.710.01,68810.39.7+91
Professionals
2,86817.317.32,52115.415.4+346
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,59415.615.42,71416.616.3-120
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,4348.68.61,2587.77.6+176
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,17619.118.03,15219.318.5+23
Sales Workers
1,5789.59.51,71410.510.0-135
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,3528.18.91,3188.19.3+34
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,4218.69.81,5339.410.4-112
Inadequately described
4032.42.54282.62.8-24

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, West Ward: 10.7% Professionals, West Ward: 17.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Ward: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Ward: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Ward: 19.1% Sales Workers, West Ward: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Ward: 8.1% Labourers, West Ward: 8.6% Inadequately described, West Ward: 2.4%
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, West Ward: +91 Professionals, West Ward: +346 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Ward: -120 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Ward: +176 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Ward: +23 Sales Workers, West Ward: -135 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Ward: +34 Labourers, West Ward: -112 Inadequately described, West Ward: -24
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 West Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,176 people or 19.1%)
  • Professionals (2,868 people or 17.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,594 people or 15.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,638 people in total or 52.0% 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 West Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (19.1% compared to 18.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (8.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Ward increased by 278 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+346 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+176 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-135 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-120 persons)