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Warringah Council area

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Warringah Council area in 2011 than any other occupation.

Warringah Council area'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 Warringah Council area'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
Warringah Council area - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
11,79016.313.310,79315.613.2+997
Professionals
18,92026.225.517,13124.723.8+1,789
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers9,21212.712.28,99113.012.7+221
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,4969.08.85,7698.38.0+727
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,24215.616.211,53416.616.7-292
Sales Workers
6,9979.79.07,05510.29.5-58
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,4453.45.72,5893.76.0-144
map this data in atlas.idLabourers4,0745.67.34,4386.48.1-364
Inadequately described
1,1031.52.01,0101.52.1+93

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, Warringah Council area: 16.3% Professionals, Warringah Council area: 26.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Warringah Council area: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Warringah Council area: 9.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Warringah Council area: 15.6% Sales Workers, Warringah Council area: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Warringah Council area: 3.4% Labourers, Warringah Council area: 5.6% Inadequately described, Warringah Council area: 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, Warringah Council area: +997 Professionals, Warringah Council area: +1,789 Technicians and Trades Workers, Warringah Council area: +221 Community and Personal Service Workers, Warringah Council area: +727 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Warringah Council area: -292 Sales Workers, Warringah Council area: -58 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Warringah Council area: -144 Labourers, Warringah Council area: -364 Inadequately described, Warringah Council area: +93
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 Warringah Council area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (18,920 people or 26.2%)
  • Managers (11,790 people or 16.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,242 people or 15.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 41,952 people in total or 58.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 25.5% in Professionals; 13.3% in Managers; and 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Warringah Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (16.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.4% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (5.6% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Warringah Council area increased by 2,969 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,789 persons)
  • Managers (+997 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+727 persons)
  • Labourers (-364 persons)

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