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Georges River Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the Georges River Council area in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Georges River Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Managers
8,43112.113.77,62812.013.3+803
Professionals
17,66425.426.315,84925.025.5+1,815
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers8,02111.511.77,81112.312.2+210
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,8519.99.65,5528.78.8+1,299
Clerical and Administrative Workers
10,83915.614.611,36617.916.2-527
Sales Workers
7,05110.19.05,9759.49.0+1,076
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,5495.15.63,3715.35.7+178
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5,7428.37.54,6127.37.3+1,130
Not stated or inadequately described
6200.90.81,3422.12.0-722

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Greater Sydney: 13.7% Professionals, Greater Sydney: 26.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Sydney: 11.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Sydney: 14.6% Sales Workers, Greater Sydney: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Sydney: 5.6% Labourers, Greater Sydney: 7.5% Managers, Georges River Council area: 12.1% Professionals, Georges River Council area: 25.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Georges River Council area: 11.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Georges River Council area: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Georges River Council area: 15.6% Sales Workers, Georges River Council area: 10.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Georges River Council area: 5.1% Labourers, Georges River Council area: 8.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Georges River Council area: +803 Professionals, Georges River Council area: +1,815 Technicians and Trades Workers, Georges River Council area: +210 Community and Personal Service Workers, Georges River Council area: +1,299 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Georges River Council area: -527 Sales Workers, Georges River Council area: +1,076 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Georges River Council area: +178 Labourers, Georges River Council area: +1,130
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (17,664 people or 25.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,839 people or 15.6%)
  • Managers (8,431 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,934 people in total or 53.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 26.3% in Professionals; 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.7% in Managers.

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 Sales Workers (10.1% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.6% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (12.1% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Georges River Council area increased by 6,018 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the Georges River Council area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,815 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,299 persons)
  • Labourers (+1,130 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+1,076 persons)

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