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Birthplace - Bangladesh
Occupation

In 2011, 28.7% of people born in Bangladesh living in New South Wales were managers or professionals, and 12.5% 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?'
  • 'In which country was the person born?'

  • Total NSW employed persons aged 15 years and over
  • Population born in Bangladesh
Occupation of employment
Birthplace - Bangladesh20112006Change
OccupationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW populationNumberBangladesh %% of total NSW population2006 to 2011
Managers7056.613.03925.913.1+313
Professionals2,37022.126.51,18617.924.1+1,184
Technicians and Trades Workers1,29312.112.071510.812.8+578
Community and Personal Service Workers1,15110.88.575211.47.5+399
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,13210.614.36039.114.8+529
Sales Workers1,50114.07.41,00815.27.9+493
Machinery Operators And Drivers9498.96.65588.47.0+391
Labourers1,33612.59.61,17017.710.5+166
Inadequately described/Not stated2692.52.22293.52.3+40

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: 13.0% Professionals, Total New South Wales population: 26.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Total New South Wales population: 12.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Total New South Wales population: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Total New South Wales population: 14.3% Sales Workers, Total New South Wales population: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Total New South Wales population: 6.6% Labourers, Total New South Wales population: 9.6% Managers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 6.6% Professionals, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 22.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 12.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 10.6% Sales Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 14.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 8.9% Labourers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: 12.5%
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, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +313 Professionals, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +1,184 Technicians and Trades Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +578 Community and Personal Service Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +399 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +529 Sales Workers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +493 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +391 Labourers, Birthplace - Bangladesh: +166
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 Bangladesh born population in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,370 people or 22.1%)
  • Sales Workers (1,501 people or 14.0%)
  • Labourers (1,336 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,207 people in total or 48.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the New South Wales employed 26.5% in Professionals; 7.4% in Sales Workers; and 9.6% in Labourers.

In NSW, the major difference between the occupations held by Bangladesh born population compared to the total population were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (14.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.6% compared to 13.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (22.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.6% compared to 14.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in New South Wales born in Bangladesh increased by 4,093 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of persons born in Bangladesh between 2006 and 2011 were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,184 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+578 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+529 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+493 persons)