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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Gosford City in 2011 than any other occupation.

Gosford City'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 Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
8,49612.013.37,99412.013.2+502
Professionals
14,92421.025.513,12919.623.8+1,795
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers10,62615.012.210,15515.212.7+471
Community and Personal Service Workers
7,88111.18.86,78810.28.0+1,093
Clerical and Administrative Workers
10,86215.316.210,53115.816.7+331
Sales Workers
7,58210.79.07,55811.39.5+24
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,3294.75.73,2844.96.0+45
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6,1928.77.36,4099.68.1-217
Inadequately described
1,1661.62.01,0091.52.1+157

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, Gosford City: 12.0% Professionals, Gosford City: 21.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gosford City: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gosford City: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gosford City: 15.3% Sales Workers, Gosford City: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gosford City: 4.7% Labourers, Gosford City: 8.7% Inadequately described, Gosford City: 1.6%
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, Gosford City: +502 Professionals, Gosford City: +1,795 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gosford City: +471 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gosford City: +1,093 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gosford City: +331 Sales Workers, Gosford City: +24 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gosford City: +45 Labourers, Gosford City: -217 Inadequately described, Gosford City: +157
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 Gosford City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,924 people or 21.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,862 people or 15.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,626 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,412 people in total or 51.2% 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 Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.1% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.7% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (21.0% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gosford City increased by 4,201 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Gosford City were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,795 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,093 persons)
  • Managers (+502 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+471 persons)

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