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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 than any other occupation.

City of Canterbury Bankstown'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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Managers
13,89710.113.712,2099.813.3+1,688
Professionals
26,14318.926.322,47218.025.5+3,671
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers19,35414.011.718,54814.912.2+806
Community and Personal Service Workers
14,51110.59.611,1038.98.8+3,408
Clerical and Administrative Workers
20,86115.114.621,04916.916.2-188
Sales Workers
13,82010.09.012,0269.79.0+1,794
Machinery Operators And Drivers
11,6538.45.610,8918.75.7+762
map this data in atlas.idLabourers14,65010.67.513,05610.57.3+1,594
Not stated or inadequately described
1,6091.20.83,1732.52.0-1,564

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Greater Sydney: 13.7% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 26.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 11.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 14.6% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.5% Managers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.1% Professionals, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 15.1% Sales Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.4% Labourers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,688 Professionals, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,671 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +806 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,408 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -188 Sales Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,794 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +762 Labourers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,594
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (26,143 people or 18.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (20,861 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (19,354 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 66,358 people in total or 48.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 26.3% in Professionals; 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.4% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.9% compared to 26.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.1% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 13,670 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in City of Canterbury Bankstown were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,671 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,408 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+1,794 persons)
  • Managers (+1,688 persons)

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