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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Boroondara in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of Boroondara'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 the City of Boroondara'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
City of Boroondara - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers14,23117.712.513,69017.812.5+541
Professionals31,11938.824.129,29438.022.5+1,825
Technicians and Trades Workers5,0266.313.44,7566.213.6+270
Community and Personal Service Workers6,1127.68.95,4737.18.2+639
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,03413.715.311,10814.415.9-74
Sales Workers7,2979.19.77,3429.510.2-45
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,0101.35.91,1581.56.4-148
Labourers2,7263.48.02,8083.68.7-82
Inadequately described1,7432.22.31,3831.82.0+360

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, Greater Melbourne: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Boroondara: 17.7% Professionals, City of Boroondara: 38.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: 7.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: 13.7% Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: 1.3% Labourers, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Inadequately described, City of Boroondara: 2.2%
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, City of Boroondara: +541 Professionals, City of Boroondara: +1,825 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: +270 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: +639 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: -74 Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: -45 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: -148 Labourers, City of Boroondara: -82 Inadequately described, City of Boroondara: +360
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 City of Boroondara in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (31,119 people or 38.8%)
  • Managers (14,231 people or 17.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,034 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 56,384 people in total or 70.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.1% in Professionals; 12.5% in Managers; and 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (38.8% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.3% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Boroondara increased by 3,286 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,825 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+639 persons)
  • Managers (+541 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+270 persons)