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Macarthur Region

Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in the Macarthur Region in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Macarthur Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers11,93710.413.311,21510.413.2+722
Professionals17,56915.325.515,09114.023.8+2,478
Technicians and Trades Workers17,93115.612.217,34916.212.7+582
Community and Personal Service Workers11,3959.98.89,3788.78.0+2,017
Clerical and Administrative Workers20,07417.416.219,14617.816.7+928
Sales Workers10,9929.69.010,86110.19.5+131
Machinery Operators And Drivers11,81710.35.711,02910.36.0+788
Labourers11,3079.87.311,32410.58.1-17
Inadequately described2,0751.82.02,0291.92.1+46

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, Macarthur Region: 10.4% Professionals, Macarthur Region: 15.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: 17.4% Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: 10.3% Labourers, Macarthur Region: 9.8% Inadequately described, Macarthur Region: 1.8%
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, Macarthur Region: +722 Professionals, Macarthur Region: +2,478 Technicians and Trades Workers, Macarthur Region: +582 Community and Personal Service Workers, Macarthur Region: +2,017 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Macarthur Region: +928 Sales Workers, Macarthur Region: +131 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Macarthur Region: +788 Labourers, Macarthur Region: -17 Inadequately described, Macarthur Region: +46
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 Macarthur Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (20,074 people or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (17,931 people or 15.6%)
  • Professionals (17,569 people or 15.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 55,574 people in total or 48.3% 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 the Macarthur Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.6% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.3% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Macarthur Region increased by 7,675 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,478 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,017 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+928 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+788 persons)

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