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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in Liverpool City in 2011 than any other occupation.

Liverpool 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 Liverpool 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
Liverpool City - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
7,3169.813.36,6259.813.2+691
Professionals
11,48815.425.59,44814.023.8+2,040
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,71715.712.211,22816.612.7+489
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,8339.28.85,6198.38.0+1,214
Clerical and Administrative Workers
13,08017.516.211,88317.516.7+1,197
Sales Workers
6,7089.09.06,0488.99.5+660
Machinery Operators And Drivers
7,80810.55.77,18510.66.0+623
map this data in atlas.idLabourers7,83210.57.37,93111.78.1-99
Inadequately described
1,7862.42.01,7472.62.1+39

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, Liverpool City: 9.8% Professionals, Liverpool City: 15.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Liverpool City: 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Liverpool City: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Liverpool City: 17.5% Sales Workers, Liverpool City: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Liverpool City: 10.5% Labourers, Liverpool City: 10.5% Inadequately described, Liverpool City: 2.4%
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, Liverpool City: +691 Professionals, Liverpool City: +2,040 Technicians and Trades Workers, Liverpool City: +489 Community and Personal Service Workers, Liverpool City: +1,214 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Liverpool City: +1,197 Sales Workers, Liverpool City: +660 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Liverpool City: +623 Labourers, Liverpool City: -99 Inadequately described, Liverpool City: +39
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 Liverpool City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,080 people or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,717 people or 15.7%)
  • Professionals (11,488 people or 15.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,285 people in total or 48.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 12.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 25.5% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.5% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.7% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.4% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.8% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Liverpool City increased by 6,854 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,040 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,214 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,197 persons)
  • Managers (+691 persons)

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