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Central Coast Council area

Non-English speakers - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more non-English speakers working as professionals in the Central Coast Council area than any other occupation.

The Central Coast Council area's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people speaking a language other than English at home (who are residents) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by migrant communities is influenced by their age structure, qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older non-English speaking communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

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 people speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Central Coast Council area - Non-English speakers20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
Managers82013.110.864013.110.5+180
Professionals1,53824.624.11,02721.021.3+511
Technicians and Trades Workers90114.412.975115.413.9+150
Community and Personal Service Workers67210.78.64499.27.3+223
Clerical and Administrative Workers71711.414.859112.115.1+126
Sales Workers4977.98.83948.19.4+103
Machinery Operators And Drivers2664.27.22384.97.7+28
Labourers73011.710.468213.911.7+48
Inadequately described/Not stated1221.92.51182.42.9+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, Greater Sydney: 10.8% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 12.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 14.8% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 7.2% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 10.4% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Sydney: 2.5% Managers, Central Coast Council area: 13.1% Professionals, Central Coast Council area: 24.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: 11.4% Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: 7.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: 4.2% Labourers, Central Coast Council area: 11.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Central Coast Council area: +180 Professionals, Central Coast Council area: +511 Technicians and Trades Workers, Central Coast Council area: +150 Community and Personal Service Workers, Central Coast Council area: +223 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Central Coast Council area: +126 Sales Workers, Central Coast Council area: +103 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Central Coast Council area: +28 Labourers, Central Coast Council area: +48 Inadequately described/Not stated, Central Coast Council area: +4
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the non-English speaking resident population in Central Coast Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,538 people or 24.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (901 people or 14.4%)
  • Managers (820 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,259 people in total or 52.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 24.1% in Professionals; 12.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 10.8% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the non-English speaking population of the Central Coast Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Managers (13.1% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.2% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed non-English speakers in Central Coast Council area increased by 1,373 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of non-English speaking residents between 2006 and 2011 in the Central Coast Council area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+511 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+223 persons)
  • Managers (+180 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+150 persons)

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