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Balwyn North

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Balwyn North in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Balwyn North - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2011 to 2016
Managers1,68118.218.81,62817.517.7+53
Professionals3,27235.439.43,27035.238.8+2
Technicians and Trades Workers6527.15.96396.96.3+13
Community and Personal Service Workers7217.88.17738.37.6-52
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,19512.912.61,29513.913.7-100
Sales Workers1,04511.39.197910.59.1+66
Machinery Operators And Drivers1301.41.21401.51.3-9
Labourers3954.33.33243.53.4+71
Not stated or inadequately described330.40.62332.52.2-200

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, City of Boroondara: 18.8% Professionals, City of Boroondara: 39.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: 5.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: 8.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: 12.6% Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Labourers, City of Boroondara: 3.3% Managers, Balwyn North: 18.2% Professionals, Balwyn North: 35.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Balwyn North: 7.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Balwyn North: 7.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balwyn North: 12.9% Sales Workers, Balwyn North: 11.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balwyn North: 1.4% Labourers, Balwyn North: 4.3%
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, Balwyn North: +53 Professionals, Balwyn North: +2 Technicians and Trades Workers, Balwyn North: +13 Community and Personal Service Workers, Balwyn North: -52 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Balwyn North: -100 Sales Workers, Balwyn North: +66 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Balwyn North: -9 Labourers, Balwyn North: +71
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 Balwyn North in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,272 people or 35.4%)
  • Managers (1,681 people or 18.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,195 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,148 people in total or 66.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Boroondara employed 39.4% in Professionals; 18.8% in Managers; and 12.6% 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 (11.3% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (35.4% compared to 39.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Balwyn North decreased by 34 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-100 persons)
  • Labourers (+71 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+66 persons)
  • Managers (+53 persons)

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