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Ancestry - Russian
Occupation

In 2011, 47.9% of people with Russian ancestry living in New South Wales were managers or professionals, and 4.4% worked as labourers.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people work. The type of work done by migrant communities is influenced by their Age Structure , Qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older overseas-born communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

Derived from the Census questions:

  • 'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?'
  • 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'
  • 'What is the person's ancestry?'(multi-response)

  • Total NSW employed persons aged 15 years and over
  • Population with Russian ancestry
Occupation of employment
Ancestry - Russian20112006Change
OccupationNumberRussian %% of total NSW populationNumberRussian %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Managers1,86913.413.31,70713.013.6+162
Professionals4,80534.522.74,18231.921.2+623
Technicians and Trades Workers1,52410.913.21,61912.413.6-95
Community and Personal Service Workers1,1718.49.51,0738.28.6+98
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,15815.515.12,00815.315.4+150
Sales Workers1,0897.89.31,1068.49.7-17
Machinery Operators And Drivers4613.36.44903.76.4-29
Labourers6084.48.76835.29.5-75
Inadequately described/Not stated2401.71.82261.71.9+14

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, Total New South Wales population: 13.3% Professionals, Total New South Wales population: 22.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Total New South Wales population: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Total New South Wales population: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Total New South Wales population: 15.1% Sales Workers, Total New South Wales population: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Total New South Wales population: 6.4% Labourers, Total New South Wales population: 8.7% Managers, Ancestry - Russian: 13.4% Professionals, Ancestry - Russian: 34.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ancestry - Russian: 10.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ancestry - Russian: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ancestry - Russian: 15.5% Sales Workers, Ancestry - Russian: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ancestry - Russian: 3.3% Labourers, Ancestry - Russian: 4.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, Ancestry - Russian: +162 Professionals, Ancestry - Russian: +623 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ancestry - Russian: -95 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ancestry - Russian: +98 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ancestry - Russian: +150 Sales Workers, Ancestry - Russian: -17 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ancestry - Russian: -29 Labourers, Ancestry - Russian: -75
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the New South Wales Russian ancestry popluation in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,805 people or 34.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,158 people or 15.5%)
  • Managers (1,869 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,832 people in total or 63.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the New South Wales employed 22.7% in Professionals; 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.3% in Managers.

In NSW, the major differences between the occupations held by Russian ancestry population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (34.5% compared to 22.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.3% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.9% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in New South Wales of Russian ancestry increased by 831 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of persons with Russian ancestry between 2006 and 2011 were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+623 persons)
  • Managers (+162 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+150 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+98 persons)