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Bass Coast Shire

Occupation of employment

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

Bass Coast 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 Bass Coast 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
Bass Coast Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,77014.615.21,69117.016.4+79
Professionals
1,76714.516.71,43214.415.5+335
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,18518.015.41,76117.715.3+424
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,25510.310.39409.49.1+315
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,23110.111.71,01110.111.7+220
Sales Workers
1,26510.49.71,12711.39.9+138
Machinery Operators And Drivers
6895.76.95445.57.0+145
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,72414.212.31,28512.913.3+439
Inadequately described
2592.12.01831.81.8+76

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, Regional VIC: 15.2% Professionals, Regional VIC: 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.9% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.3% Inadequately described, Regional VIC: 2.0% Managers, Bass Coast Shire: 14.6% Professionals, Bass Coast Shire: 14.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 18.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 10.1% Sales Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 10.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bass Coast Shire: 5.7% Labourers, Bass Coast Shire: 14.2% Inadequately described, Bass Coast Shire: 2.1%
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, Bass Coast Shire: +79 Professionals, Bass Coast Shire: +335 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +424 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +315 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +220 Sales Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +138 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bass Coast Shire: +145 Labourers, Bass Coast Shire: +439 Inadequately described, Bass Coast Shire: +76
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 Bass Coast Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,185 people or 18.0%)
  • Managers (1,770 people or 14.6%)
  • Professionals (1,767 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,722 people in total or 47.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 15.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.2% in Managers; and 16.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Bass Coast Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.0% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (14.5% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.1% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bass Coast Shire increased by 2,171 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Labourers (+439 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+424 persons)
  • Professionals (+335 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+315 persons)

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