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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as community and personal service workers in Broken Hill City than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population 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 Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating Broken Hill City'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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Broken Hill City20112006Change
OccupationNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers134.17.1135.36.40
Professionals3611.513.33213.212.8+4
Technicians and Trades Workers319.913.2218.613.0+10
Community and Personal Service Workers7222.917.46024.715.9+12
Clerical and Administrative Workers4012.712.92711.112.6+13
Sales Workers175.48.9166.68.1+1
Machinery Operators And Drivers3410.88.82610.78.4+8
Labourers5417.215.53514.419.2+19
Inadequately described175.43.0135.33.7+4

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 7.1% Professionals, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.9% Sales Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.8% Labourers, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.5% Inadequately described, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% Managers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 4.1% Professionals, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 11.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 9.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 22.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 12.7% Sales Workers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 5.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 10.8% Labourers, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 17.2% Inadequately described, Broken Hill City - ATSI: 5.4%
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, Broken Hill City: 0 Professionals, Broken Hill City: +4 Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City: +10 Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City: +12 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City: +13 Sales Workers, Broken Hill City: +1 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City: +8 Labourers, Broken Hill City: +19 Inadequately described, Broken Hill City: +4
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in Broken Hill City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (72 people or 22.9%)
  • Labourers (54 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (40 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 166 people in total or 52.9% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Broken Hill City and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (22.9% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (5.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (4.1% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Broken Hill City increased by 71 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Broken Hill City between 2006 and 2011.

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