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West Croydon and District

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in West Croydon and District in 2011 than any other occupation.

West Croydon and District'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 West Croydon and District'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
West Croydon and District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Managers
44410.211.340910.511.3+35
Professionals
1,05424.120.686022.019.0+194
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers62414.314.057014.614.3+54
Community and Personal Service Workers
4259.79.83388.69.0+87
Clerical and Administrative Workers
68515.716.763416.217.6+51
Sales Workers
3969.110.23338.510.4+63
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2345.46.12486.36.4-14
map this data in atlas.idLabourers44710.29.544911.510.4-2
Inadequately described
581.31.8681.71.6-10

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, City of Charles Sturt: 11.3% Professionals, City of Charles Sturt: 20.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Charles Sturt: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Charles Sturt: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Charles Sturt: 16.7% Sales Workers, City of Charles Sturt: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Charles Sturt: 6.1% Labourers, City of Charles Sturt: 9.5% Inadequately described, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Managers, West Croydon and District: 10.2% Professionals, West Croydon and District: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Croydon and District: 14.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Croydon and District: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Croydon and District: 15.7% Sales Workers, West Croydon and District: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Croydon and District: 5.4% Labourers, West Croydon and District: 10.2% Inadequately described, West Croydon and District: 1.3%
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, West Croydon and District: +35 Professionals, West Croydon and District: +194 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Croydon and District: +54 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Croydon and District: +87 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Croydon and District: +51 Sales Workers, West Croydon and District: +63 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Croydon and District: -14 Labourers, West Croydon and District: -2 Inadequately described, West Croydon and District: -10
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 West Croydon and District in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,054 people or 24.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (685 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (624 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,363 people in total or 54.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Charles Sturt employed 20.6% in Professionals; 16.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of West Croydon and District and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (24.1% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (9.1% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.2% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Croydon and District increased by 457 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in West Croydon and District were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+194 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+87 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+63 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+54 persons)