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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Broken Hill City in 2011 than any other occupation.

Broken Hill City'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 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
Broken Hill City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers6859.813.472310.514.5-38
Professionals1,04815.017.41,02414.916.3+24
Technicians and Trades Workers1,10515.815.21,07915.715.4+26
Community and Personal Service Workers98714.110.784512.39.6+142
Clerical and Administrative Workers82611.813.080811.712.9+18
Sales Workers6699.69.774210.810.0-73
Machinery Operators And Drivers77011.07.670210.27.3+68
Labourers78311.211.382011.912.3-37
Inadequately described1301.91.61341.91.6-4

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, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Broken Hill City: 9.8% Professionals, Broken Hill City: 15.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City: 15.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City: 14.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City: 11.8% Sales Workers, Broken Hill City: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City: 11.0% Labourers, Broken Hill City: 11.2% Inadequately described, Broken Hill City: 1.9%
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: -38 Professionals, Broken Hill City: +24 Technicians and Trades Workers, Broken Hill City: +26 Community and Personal Service Workers, Broken Hill City: +142 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Broken Hill City: +18 Sales Workers, Broken Hill City: -73 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Broken Hill City: +68 Labourers, Broken Hill City: -37 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 resident population in Broken Hill City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,105 people or 15.8%)
  • Professionals (1,048 people or 15.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (987 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,140 people in total or 44.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 17.4% in Professionals; and 10.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Broken Hill City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.0% compared to 17.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Broken Hill City increased by 126 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Broken Hill City were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+142 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-73 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+68 persons)

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