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Cheltenham

Occupation of employment

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

Cheltenham'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 Cheltenham'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
Cheltenham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Managers
26715.520.624315.320.6+23
Professionals
50429.433.242926.932.1+75
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers19111.17.618811.88.0+3
Community and Personal Service Workers
1518.87.91529.57.2-1
Clerical and Administrative Workers
26915.613.725115.714.4+18
Sales Workers
17810.410.019011.910.4-12
Machinery Operators And Drivers
513.01.5533.31.8-3
map this data in atlas.idLabourers814.73.1734.63.7+8
Inadequately described
261.52.4161.01.9+10

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, Cheltenham: 15.5% Professionals, Cheltenham: 29.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Cheltenham: 11.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Cheltenham: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cheltenham: 15.6% Sales Workers, Cheltenham: 10.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cheltenham: 3.0% Labourers, Cheltenham: 4.7% Inadequately described, Cheltenham: 1.5%
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, Cheltenham: +23 Professionals, Cheltenham: +75 Technicians and Trades Workers, Cheltenham: +3 Community and Personal Service Workers, Cheltenham: -1 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Cheltenham: +18 Sales Workers, Cheltenham: -12 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Cheltenham: -3 Labourers, Cheltenham: +8 Inadequately described, Cheltenham: +10
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 Cheltenham in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (504 people or 29.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (269 people or 15.6%)
  • Managers (267 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,040 people in total or 60.5% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.1% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.6% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (15.5% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (29.4% compared to 33.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Cheltenham increased by 121 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Cheltenham was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+75 persons)