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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
12,2099.813.311,1929.713.2+1,017
Professionals
22,47218.025.518,63416.123.8+3,838
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers18,54814.912.218,30715.812.7+241
Community and Personal Service Workers
11,1038.98.89,0547.88.0+2,049
Clerical and Administrative Workers
21,04916.916.219,97817.216.7+1,071
Sales Workers
12,0269.79.011,55310.09.5+473
Machinery Operators And Drivers
10,8918.75.710,6399.26.0+252
map this data in atlas.idLabourers13,05610.57.313,05311.38.1+3
Inadequately described
3,1732.52.03,4633.02.1-290

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.8% Professionals, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 18.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 16.9% Sales Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 8.7% Labourers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 10.5% Inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.5%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,017 Professionals, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,838 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +241 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2,049 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,071 Sales Workers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +473 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +252 Labourers, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3 Inadequately described, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -290
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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (22,472 people or 18.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (21,049 people or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (18,548 people or 14.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 62,069 people in total or 49.8% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 7.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.7% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.0% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.8% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 8,655 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+3,838 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,049 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,071 persons)
  • Managers (+1,017 persons)

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