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Ashburton

Occupation of employment

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

Ashburton'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 Ashburton'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
Ashburton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Managers63317.417.754816.517.8+85
Professionals1,29035.538.81,17935.638.0+111
Technicians and Trades Workers2607.26.33089.36.2-48
Community and Personal Service Workers2998.27.62327.07.1+68
Clerical and Administrative Workers49013.513.747914.414.4+11
Sales Workers3289.09.13069.29.5+21
Machinery Operators And Drivers792.21.3712.11.5+8
Labourers1714.73.41504.53.6+21
Inadequately described852.32.2421.31.8+43

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 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% Managers, Ashburton: 17.4% Professionals, Ashburton: 35.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ashburton: 7.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ashburton: 8.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ashburton: 13.5% Sales Workers, Ashburton: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ashburton: 2.2% Labourers, Ashburton: 4.7% Inadequately described, Ashburton: 2.3%
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, Ashburton: +85 Professionals, Ashburton: +111 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ashburton: -48 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ashburton: +68 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ashburton: +11 Sales Workers, Ashburton: +21 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ashburton: +8 Labourers, Ashburton: +21 Inadequately described, Ashburton: +43
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 Ashburton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,290 people or 35.5%)
  • Managers (633 people or 17.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (490 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,413 people in total or 66.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 38.8% in Professionals; 17.7% in Managers; and 13.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.7% compared to 3.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (35.5% compared to 38.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ashburton increased by 320 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+111 persons)
  • Managers (+85 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+68 persons)