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Surrey Hills

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Surrey Hills in 2016 than any other occupation.

Surrey Hills'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 Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Kew East %Number%Kew East %2011 to 2016
Managers83820.319.674017.217.2+98
Professionals1,65140.137.51,69039.237.5-39
Technicians and Trades Workers2305.66.42736.37.3-43
Community and Personal Service Workers3257.98.43397.98.8-14
Clerical and Administrative Workers57413.913.266515.414.0-91
Sales Workers3418.39.33959.28.0-54
Machinery Operators And Drivers200.51.2200.51.6+1
Labourers1032.53.71343.13.9-32
Not stated or inadequately described60.20.3561.31.8-50

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Kew East: 19.6% Professionals, Kew East: 37.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Kew East: 6.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Kew East: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Kew East: 13.2% Sales Workers, Kew East: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Kew East: 1.2% Labourers, Kew East: 3.7% Managers, Surrey Hills: 20.3% Professionals, Surrey Hills: 40.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: 5.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: 7.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: 13.9% Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: 8.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: 0.5% Labourers, Surrey Hills: 2.5%
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, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Surrey Hills: +98 Professionals, Surrey Hills: -39 Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: -43 Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: -14 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: -91 Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: -54 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: +1 Labourers, Surrey Hills: -32
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 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 Surrey Hills in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,651 people or 40.1%)
  • Managers (838 people or 20.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (574 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,063 people in total or 74.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Kew East employed 37.5% in Professionals; 19.6% in Managers; and 13.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Surrey Hills and Kew East were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (40.1% compared to 37.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (2.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Hills decreased by 193 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Surrey Hills were for those employed as:

  • Managers (+98 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-91 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-54 persons)

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