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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as professionals in the City of Newcastle than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population 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 Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating City of Newcastle'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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Newcastle20112006Change
OccupationNumber%New South Wales - ATSI %Number%New South Wales - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers916.87.1606.76.4+31
Professionals23417.513.313414.912.8+100
Technicians and Trades Workers16812.613.213615.113.0+32
Community and Personal Service Workers20615.417.413615.115.9+70
Clerical and Administrative Workers18213.612.911512.712.6+67
Sales Workers1309.78.9839.28.1+47
Machinery Operators And Drivers1118.38.8707.88.4+41
Labourers17012.715.514816.419.2+22
Inadequately described463.43.0202.23.7+26

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, New South Wales - ATSI: 7.1% Professionals, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 17.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 12.9% Sales Workers, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, New South Wales - ATSI: 8.8% Labourers, New South Wales - ATSI: 15.5% Inadequately described, New South Wales - ATSI: 3.0% Managers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 6.8% Professionals, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 17.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 15.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 13.6% Sales Workers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 8.3% Labourers, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 12.7% Inadequately described, City of Newcastle - ATSI: 3.4%
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, City of Newcastle: +31 Professionals, City of Newcastle: +100 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Newcastle: +32 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Newcastle: +70 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Newcastle: +67 Sales Workers, City of Newcastle: +47 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Newcastle: +41 Labourers, City of Newcastle: +22 Inadequately described, City of Newcastle: +26
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in City of Newcastle in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (234 people or 17.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (206 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (182 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 622 people in total or 46.5% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the City of Newcastle and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of New South Wales - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (17.5% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (12.7% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.4% compared to 17.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in City of Newcastle increased by 436 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Newcastle were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+100 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+70 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+67 people)

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