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Georges River Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Georges River Council area in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Georges River Council area'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 Georges River Council area'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
Georges River Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
7,62812.013.37,10212.213.2+526
Professionals
15,84925.025.513,44523.023.8+2,404
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers7,81112.312.27,44312.812.7+368
Community and Personal Service Workers
5,5528.78.84,6568.08.0+896
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,36617.916.210,94218.716.7+424
Sales Workers
5,9759.49.05,6279.69.5+348
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,3715.35.73,2735.66.0+98
map this data in atlas.idLabourers4,6127.37.34,5637.88.1+49
Inadequately described
1,3422.12.01,3262.32.1+16

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, Georges River Council area: 12.0% Professionals, Georges River Council area: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Georges River Council area: 12.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Georges River Council area: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Georges River Council area: 17.9% Sales Workers, Georges River Council area: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Georges River Council area: 5.3% Labourers, Georges River Council area: 7.3% Inadequately described, Georges River Council area: 2.1%
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, Georges River Council area: +526 Professionals, Georges River Council area: +2,404 Technicians and Trades Workers, Georges River Council area: +368 Community and Personal Service Workers, Georges River Council area: +896 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Georges River Council area: +424 Sales Workers, Georges River Council area: +348 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Georges River Council area: +98 Labourers, Georges River Council area: +49 Inadequately described, Georges River Council area: +16
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 Georges River Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (15,849 people or 25.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,366 people or 17.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (7,811 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,026 people in total or 55.2% 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 Georges River Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.9% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (12.0% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Georges River Council area increased by 5,128 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the Georges River Council area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,404 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+896 persons)
  • Managers (+526 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+424 persons)

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