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Wollondilly Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Wollondilly Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

Wollondilly 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 Wollondilly 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
Wollondilly Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,62512.313.32,58413.313.2+41
Professionals
3,23715.225.52,81314.523.8+424
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,89318.312.23,51518.112.7+378
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,9759.38.81,5948.28.0+381
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,27215.416.23,00615.516.7+266
Sales Workers
1,7588.39.01,6588.59.5+100
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,0979.85.71,93410.06.0+163
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,0459.67.32,01410.48.1+31
Inadequately described
3881.82.02991.52.1+89

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, Wollondilly Shire: 12.3% Professionals, Wollondilly Shire: 15.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 18.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 15.4% Sales Workers, Wollondilly Shire: 8.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.8% Labourers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.6% Inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +41 Professionals, Wollondilly Shire: +424 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +378 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +381 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +266 Sales Workers, Wollondilly Shire: +100 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wollondilly Shire: +163 Labourers, Wollondilly Shire: +31 Inadequately described, Wollondilly Shire: +89
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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,893 people or 18.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,272 people or 15.4%)
  • Professionals (3,237 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,402 people in total or 48.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Sydney employed 12.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 25.5% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.3% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (9.6% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.2% compared to 25.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,873 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+424 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+381 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+378 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+266 persons)

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