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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Managers211,40610.413.7186,79110.313.3+24,614
Professionals329,73516.226.3276,93715.325.5+52,798
Technicians and Trades Workers319,23615.711.7296,27016.412.2+22,966
Community and Personal Service Workers226,65811.19.6176,2199.88.8+50,439
Clerical and Administrative Workers307,39915.114.6299,43816.616.2+7,961
Sales Workers200,8159.99.0177,1739.89.0+23,641
Machinery Operators And Drivers187,8939.25.6167,1799.35.7+20,713
Labourers215,06510.67.5190,68110.67.3+24,383
Not stated or inadequately described15,3100.80.835,5512.02.0-20,241

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.4% Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 15.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 15.1% Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.2% Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.6%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +24,614 Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +52,798 Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +22,966 Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +50,439 Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,961 Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +23,641 Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +20,713 Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +24,383
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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (329,735 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (319,236 people or 15.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (307,399 people or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 956,370 people in total or 47.0% of the employed resident population.

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

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 (15.7% compared to 11.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.2% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 26.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 229,240 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+52,798 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+50,439 persons)
  • Managers (+24,614 persons)
  • Labourers (+24,383 persons)

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