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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 than any other occupation.

Tamworth Regional Council'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 Tamworth Regional Council'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
Tamworth Regional Council - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Managers
3,36913.513.43,55015.214.5-181
Professionals
4,18816.817.43,79616.216.3+392
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,61514.515.23,38214.515.4+233
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,4269.710.72,0038.69.6+423
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,24913.113.02,95512.612.9+294
Sales Workers
2,48910.09.72,47010.610.0+19
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,7377.07.61,5586.77.3+179
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,43113.811.33,32614.212.3+105
Inadequately described
3921.61.63551.51.6+37

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.5% Professionals, Tamworth Regional Council: 16.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: 14.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.1% Sales Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.0% Labourers, Tamworth Regional Council: 13.8% Inadequately described, Tamworth Regional Council: 1.6%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: -181 Professionals, Tamworth Regional Council: +392 Technicians and Trades Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: +233 Community and Personal Service Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: +423 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: +294 Sales Workers, Tamworth Regional Council: +19 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Tamworth Regional Council: +179 Labourers, Tamworth Regional Council: +105 Inadequately described, Tamworth Regional Council: +37
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,188 people or 16.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,615 people or 14.5%)
  • Labourers (3,431 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,234 people in total or 45.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional NSW employed 17.4% in Professionals; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.3% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Tamworth Regional Council and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.7% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Tamworth Regional Council increased by 1,501 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Tamworth Regional Council were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+423 persons)
  • Professionals (+392 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+294 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+233 persons)

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