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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative 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
Managers186,79210.413.3155,91210.313.2+30,880
Professionals276,93715.525.5205,09813.523.8+71,839
Technicians and Trades Workers296,27016.512.2257,41117.012.7+38,859
Community and Personal Service Workers176,2199.88.8132,8788.88.0+43,341
Clerical and Administrative Workers299,43816.716.2253,88716.816.7+45,551
Sales Workers177,1749.99.0154,58110.29.5+22,592
Machinery Operators And Drivers167,1809.35.7144,7409.66.0+22,440
Labourers190,68210.67.3180,54111.98.1+10,140
Inadequately described35,5512.02.029,7852.02.1+5,767

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): 10.4% Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 15.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 16.7% Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.3% Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 10.6% 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): +30,880 Professionals, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +71,839 Technicians and Trades Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +38,859 Community and Personal Service Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +43,341 Clerical and Administrative Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +45,551 Sales Workers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +22,592 Machinery Operators And Drivers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +22,440 Labourers, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +10,140 Inadequately described, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,767
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:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (299,438 people or 16.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (296,270 people or 16.5%)
  • Professionals (276,937 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 872,645 people in total or 48.7% 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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.5% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.5% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 277,260 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 (+71,839 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+45,551 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+43,341 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+38,859 persons)

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