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Occupation of employment

There were more managers in Parkes Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

Parkes Shire'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 Parkes Shire'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
Parkes Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers1,06717.713.41,20120.614.5-134
Professionals82113.617.471612.316.3+105
Technicians and Trades Workers88514.715.285114.615.4+34
Community and Personal Service Workers5809.610.75569.59.6+24
Clerical and Administrative Workers74412.313.068611.812.9+58
Sales Workers5689.49.75339.110.0+35
Machinery Operators And Drivers68211.37.65649.77.3+118
Labourers6009.911.364211.012.3-42
Inadequately described881.51.6821.41.6+6

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, Regional NSW: 13.4% Professionals, Regional NSW: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional NSW: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional NSW: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional NSW: 13.0% Sales Workers, Regional NSW: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional NSW: 7.6% Labourers, Regional NSW: 11.3% Inadequately described, Regional NSW: 1.6% Managers, Parkes Shire: 17.7% Professionals, Parkes Shire: 13.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Parkes Shire: 14.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Parkes Shire: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Parkes Shire: 12.3% Sales Workers, Parkes Shire: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Parkes Shire: 11.3% Labourers, Parkes Shire: 9.9% Inadequately described, Parkes Shire: 1.5%
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, Parkes Shire: -134 Professionals, Parkes Shire: +105 Technicians and Trades Workers, Parkes Shire: +34 Community and Personal Service Workers, Parkes Shire: +24 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Parkes Shire: +58 Sales Workers, Parkes Shire: +35 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Parkes Shire: +118 Labourers, Parkes Shire: -42 Inadequately described, Parkes Shire: +6
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 Parkes Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,067 people or 17.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (885 people or 14.7%)
  • Professionals (821 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,773 people in total or 45.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 13.4% in Managers; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 17.4% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Parkes Shire and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (13.6% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (9.9% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Parkes Shire increased by 204 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Managers (-134 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+118 persons)
  • Professionals (+105 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+58 persons)

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