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WSROC Region

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the WSROC Region in 2011 than any other occupation.

The WSROC Region'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 WSROC Region'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
WSROC Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Managers71,5459.913.365,3669.813.2+6,179
Professionals134,71018.625.5111,78516.823.8+22,926
Technicians and Trades Workers104,74814.512.2101,40915.312.7+3,340
Community and Personal Service Workers65,0089.08.853,1158.08.0+11,893
Clerical and Administrative Workers124,23417.216.2116,07717.516.7+8,157
Sales Workers66,4479.29.063,0649.59.5+3,383
Machinery Operators And Drivers66,5069.25.762,7279.46.0+3,780
Labourers73,64910.27.373,93111.18.1-282
Inadequately described16,9332.32.016,3792.52.1+554

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, WSROC Region: 9.9% Professionals, WSROC Region: 18.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, WSROC Region: 14.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, WSROC Region: 9.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, WSROC Region: 17.2% Sales Workers, WSROC Region: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, WSROC Region: 9.2% Labourers, WSROC Region: 10.2% Inadequately described, WSROC Region: 2.3%
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, WSROC Region: +6,179 Professionals, WSROC Region: +22,926 Technicians and Trades Workers, WSROC Region: +3,340 Community and Personal Service Workers, WSROC Region: +11,893 Clerical and Administrative Workers, WSROC Region: +8,157 Sales Workers, WSROC Region: +3,383 Machinery Operators And Drivers, WSROC Region: +3,780 Labourers, WSROC Region: -282 Inadequately described, WSROC Region: +554
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 WSROC Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (134,710 people or 18.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (124,234 people or 17.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (104,748 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 363,692 people in total or 50.2% of the employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the WSROC Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.2% compared to 5.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.2% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.6% compared to 25.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in WSROC Region increased by 59,930 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+22,926 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+11,893 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+8,157 persons)
  • Managers (+6,179 persons)

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