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Bass Coast Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Bass Coast Shire in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Bass Coast Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2016
Managers
1,81414.514.61,69117.016.4+123
Professionals
1,90915.217.41,43214.415.5+477
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,14717.114.81,76117.715.3+386
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,54912.311.79409.49.1+609
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,26610.111.31,01110.111.7+255
Sales Workers
1,44011.59.71,12711.39.9+313
Machinery Operators And Drivers
6435.16.55445.57.0+99
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,55512.412.41,28512.913.3+270
Not stated or inadequately described
1160.90.81831.81.8-67

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Regional VIC: 14.6% Professionals, Regional VIC: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.3% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.5% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.4% Managers, Bass Coast Shire: 14.5% Professionals, Bass Coast Shire: 15.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 17.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 10.1% Sales Workers, Bass Coast Shire: 11.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bass Coast Shire: 5.1% Labourers, Bass Coast Shire: 12.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2016 Managers, Bass Coast Shire: +123 Professionals, Bass Coast Shire: +477 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +386 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +609 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +255 Sales Workers, Bass Coast Shire: +313 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bass Coast Shire: +99 Labourers, Bass Coast Shire: +270
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,147 people or 17.1%)
  • Professionals (1,909 people or 15.2%)
  • Managers (1,814 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,870 people in total or 46.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 17.4% in Professionals; and 14.6% in Managers.

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 (17.1% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (11.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.2% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.1% compared to 6.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bass Coast Shire increased by 2,572 between 2006 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2016 in Bass Coast Shire were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+609 persons)
  • Professionals (+477 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+386 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+313 persons)

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