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Camden Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Camden Council area in 2011 than any other occupation.

Camden Council area'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 Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
3,74013.013.33,26213.213.2+478
Professionals
5,03517.525.53,99616.123.8+1,039
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers4,36615.212.23,90815.812.7+458
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,7529.68.82,1178.68.0+635
Clerical and Administrative Workers
5,03017.516.24,32517.516.7+705
Sales Workers
2,88810.09.02,70410.99.5+184
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,4018.45.72,0768.46.0+325
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,1147.47.31,9748.08.1+140
Inadequately described
4281.52.03921.62.1+36

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, Greater Sydney: 13.3% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 25.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 16.2% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.7% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.3% Inadequately described, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Managers, Camden Council area: 13.0% Professionals, Camden Council area: 17.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Camden Council area: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Camden Council area: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Camden Council area: 17.5% Sales Workers, Camden Council area: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Camden Council area: 8.4% Labourers, Camden Council area: 7.4% Inadequately described, Camden Council area: 1.5%
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, Camden Council area: +478 Professionals, Camden Council area: +1,039 Technicians and Trades Workers, Camden Council area: +458 Community and Personal Service Workers, Camden Council area: +635 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Camden Council area: +705 Sales Workers, Camden Council area: +184 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Camden Council area: +325 Labourers, Camden Council area: +140 Inadequately described, Camden Council area: +36
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 Camden Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,035 people or 17.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,030 people or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,366 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,431 people in total or 50.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 25.5% in Professionals; 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.2% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.5% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.5% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Camden Council area increased by 4,000 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Camden Council area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,039 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+705 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+635 persons)
  • Managers (+478 persons)

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