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Greater Western Sydney Region

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Greater Western Sydney Region'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 the Greater Western Sydney Region'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
Greater Western Sydney Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers91,41710.713.384,25610.613.2+7,161
Professionals162,27818.925.5136,42317.223.8+25,855
Technicians and Trades Workers123,26914.412.2119,32415.112.7+3,945
Community and Personal Service Workers76,5718.98.863,1528.08.0+13,419
Clerical and Administrative Workers148,77317.316.2139,91517.716.7+8,858
Sales Workers79,4679.39.076,3829.79.5+3,085
Machinery Operators And Drivers75,8338.85.771,3929.06.0+4,441
Labourers81,9909.67.382,53710.48.1-547
Inadequately described18,6732.22.018,0682.32.1+605

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, Greater Western Sydney Region: 10.7% Professionals, Greater Western Sydney Region: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 17.3% Sales Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 8.8% Labourers, Greater Western Sydney Region: 9.6% Inadequately described, Greater Western Sydney Region: 2.2%
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, Greater Western Sydney Region: +7,161 Professionals, Greater Western Sydney Region: +25,855 Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: +3,945 Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: +13,419 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: +8,858 Sales Workers, Greater Western Sydney Region: +3,085 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Western Sydney Region: +4,441 Labourers, Greater Western Sydney Region: -547 Inadequately described, Greater Western Sydney Region: +605
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 Greater Western Sydney Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (162,278 people or 18.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (148,773 people or 17.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (123,269 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 434,320 people in total or 50.6% 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 the Greater Western Sydney Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (9.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.9% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.7% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Greater Western Sydney Region increased by 66,823 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the Greater Western Sydney Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+25,855 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+13,419 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+8,858 persons)
  • Managers (+7,161 persons)

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