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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Brighton in 2011 than any other occupation.

Brighton'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 Brighton'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
Brighton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,35623.120.62,36123.820.6-5
Professionals
3,69736.333.23,51835.432.1+178
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers5145.07.65105.18.0+4
Community and Personal Service Workers
7157.07.96326.47.2+83
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,27812.513.71,38213.914.4-104
Sales Workers
1,0119.910.09509.610.4+60
Machinery Operators And Drivers
600.61.5940.91.8-34
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2182.13.12452.53.7-26
Inadequately described
3393.32.42462.51.9+93

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, City of Bayside: 20.6% Professionals, City of Bayside: 33.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Bayside: 7.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Bayside: 7.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Bayside: 13.7% Sales Workers, City of Bayside: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Bayside: 1.5% Labourers, City of Bayside: 3.1% Inadequately described, City of Bayside: 2.4% Managers, Brighton: 23.1% Professionals, Brighton: 36.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Brighton: 5.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Brighton: 7.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Brighton: 12.5% Sales Workers, Brighton: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Brighton: 0.6% Labourers, Brighton: 2.1% Inadequately described, Brighton: 3.3%
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, Brighton: -5 Professionals, Brighton: +178 Technicians and Trades Workers, Brighton: +4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Brighton: +83 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Brighton: -104 Sales Workers, Brighton: +60 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Brighton: -34 Labourers, Brighton: -26 Inadequately described, Brighton: +93
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 Brighton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,697 people or 36.3%)
  • Managers (2,356 people or 23.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,278 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,331 people in total or 72.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Bayside employed 33.2% in Professionals; 20.6% in Managers; and 13.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Brighton and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (36.3% compared to 33.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (23.1% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (5.0% compared to 7.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.5% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Brighton increased by 250 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+178 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-104 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+83 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+60 persons)