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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 (Enumerated)20162006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2016
Managers85321.018.768116.717.6+173
Professionals1,61239.839.21,57038.537.9+42
Technicians and Trades Workers2245.55.92446.06.2-20
Community and Personal Service Workers3358.38.23227.97.2+13
Clerical and Administrative Workers54413.412.765716.114.5-113
Sales Workers3338.29.23638.99.6-30
Machinery Operators And Drivers120.31.2421.01.6-30
Labourers1032.53.41413.53.7-38
Not stated or inadequately described60.20.6521.31.8-47

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, City of Boroondara: 18.7% Professionals, City of Boroondara: 39.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: 8.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: 12.7% Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Labourers, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Managers, Surrey Hills: 21.0% Professionals, Surrey Hills: 39.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: 5.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: 13.4% Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: 8.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: 0.3% Labourers, Surrey Hills: 2.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2016 Managers, Surrey Hills: +173 Professionals, Surrey Hills: +42 Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: -20 Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: -113 Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: -30 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: -30 Labourers, Surrey Hills: -38
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2016 (Enumerated 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 (1,612 people or 39.8%)
  • Managers (853 people or 21.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (544 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,009 people in total or 74.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 39.2% in Professionals; 18.7% in Managers; and 12.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (21.0% compared to 18.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Hills decreased by 19 between 2006 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2016 in Surrey Hills were for those employed as:

  • Managers (+173 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-113 persons)

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