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

Highett'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 Highett'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
Highett - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2006 to 2011
Managers
48915.320.639313.520.6+96
Professionals
92128.933.275926.132.1+163
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers37611.87.641014.18.0-34
Community and Personal Service Workers
2939.27.92398.27.2+53
Clerical and Administrative Workers
49115.413.746215.914.4+29
Sales Workers
3119.710.029410.110.4+17
Machinery Operators And Drivers
772.41.51103.81.8-33
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1675.23.12047.03.7-37
Inadequately described
662.12.4341.21.9+31

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, Highett: 15.3% Professionals, Highett: 28.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Highett: 11.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Highett: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Highett: 15.4% Sales Workers, Highett: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Highett: 2.4% Labourers, Highett: 5.2% Inadequately described, Highett: 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, Highett: +96 Professionals, Highett: +163 Technicians and Trades Workers, Highett: -34 Community and Personal Service Workers, Highett: +53 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Highett: +29 Sales Workers, Highett: +17 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Highett: -33 Labourers, Highett: -37 Inadequately described, Highett: +31
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 Highett in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (921 people or 28.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (491 people or 15.4%)
  • Managers (489 people or 15.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,901 people in total or 59.6% 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 Highett and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (11.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (5.2% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (15.3% compared to 20.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (28.9% compared to 33.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Highett increased by 284 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+163 persons)
  • Managers (+96 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+53 persons)