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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 than any other occupation.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers133,2379.813.3116,3649.813.2+16,873
Professionals198,00714.525.5150,62712.623.8+47,380
Technicians and Trades Workers228,20616.812.2207,23917.412.7+20,967
Community and Personal Service Workers131,3249.68.8103,5298.78.0+27,795
Clerical and Administrative Workers225,34416.616.2199,03616.716.7+26,308
Sales Workers132,8289.89.0121,51910.29.5+11,309
Machinery Operators And Drivers136,45010.05.7122,89510.36.0+13,555
Labourers148,23810.97.3147,88812.48.1+350
Inadequately described27,7262.02.024,3112.02.1+3,415

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.8% Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 14.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.6% Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.0% Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.9% Inadequately described, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.0%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +16,873 Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +47,380 Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +20,967 Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +27,795 Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +26,308 Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,309 Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +13,555 Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +350 Inadequately described, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,415
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (228,206 people or 16.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (225,344 people or 16.6%)
  • Professionals (198,007 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 651,557 people in total or 47.9% of the employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.8% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.9% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (14.5% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 167,954 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+47,380 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+27,795 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+26,308 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+20,967 persons)

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