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Macarthur Region

Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in the Macarthur Region in 2016 than any other occupation.

The Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Macarthur Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Managers13,95110.513.711,93710.413.3+2,014
Professionals21,26916.026.317,56915.325.5+3,700
Technicians and Trades Workers19,98015.011.717,93115.612.2+2,049
Community and Personal Service Workers14,28810.79.611,3959.98.8+2,893
Clerical and Administrative Workers21,28116.014.620,07417.416.2+1,207
Sales Workers12,7669.69.010,9929.69.0+1,774
Machinery Operators And Drivers13,71110.35.611,81710.35.7+1,894
Labourers13,1149.97.511,3079.87.3+1,807
Not stated or inadequately described1,0010.80.82,0751.82.0-1,074

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, Macarthur Region: 10.5% Professionals, Macarthur Region: 16.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: 16.0% Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: 10.3% Labourers, Macarthur Region: 9.9%
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, Macarthur Region: +2,014 Professionals, Macarthur Region: +3,700 Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: +2,049 Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: +2,893 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: +1,207 Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: +1,774 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: +1,894 Labourers, Macarthur Region: +1,807
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 Macarthur Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (21,281 people or 16.0%)
  • Professionals (21,269 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (19,980 people or 15.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 62,530 people in total or 47.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 14.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 26.3% in Professionals; and 11.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 11.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 26.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.5% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Macarthur Region increased by 17,828 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the Macarthur Region were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,700 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,893 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,049 persons)
  • Managers (+2,014 persons)

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