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Balwyn North

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Balwyn North in 2011 than any other occupation.

Balwyn North'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 Balwyn North'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
Balwyn North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Managers1,62817.517.71,51916.917.8+109
Professionals3,27135.238.83,22835.838.0+43
Technicians and Trades Workers6406.96.35996.66.2+41
Community and Personal Service Workers7748.37.66437.17.1+131
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,29513.913.71,38115.314.4-85
Sales Workers98010.59.192610.39.5+54
Machinery Operators And Drivers1401.51.31832.01.5-43
Labourers3253.53.43553.93.6-30
Inadequately described2332.52.21741.91.8+59

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, Balwyn North: 17.5% Professionals, Balwyn North: 35.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balwyn North: 6.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balwyn North: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balwyn North: 13.9% Sales Workers, Balwyn North: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balwyn North: 1.5% Labourers, Balwyn North: 3.5% Inadequately described, Balwyn North: 2.5%
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, Balwyn North: +109 Professionals, Balwyn North: +43 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balwyn North: +41 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balwyn North: +131 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balwyn North: -85 Sales Workers, Balwyn North: +54 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balwyn North: -43 Labourers, Balwyn North: -30 Inadequately described, Balwyn North: +59
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 Balwyn North in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,271 people or 35.2%)
  • Managers (1,628 people or 17.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,295 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,194 people in total or 66.7% 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 Balwyn North and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.5% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (35.2% compared to 38.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balwyn North increased by 279 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+131 persons)
  • Managers (+109 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-85 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+54 persons)