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Occupation of employment

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

Canterbury'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 Canterbury'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
Canterbury - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Managers78820.817.779820.717.8-10
Professionals1,50139.638.81,49438.638.0+7
Technicians and Trades Workers1704.56.32165.66.2-46
Community and Personal Service Workers2687.17.62526.57.1+16
Clerical and Administrative Workers51613.613.751213.214.4+4
Sales Workers3298.79.13689.59.5-39
Machinery Operators And Drivers90.21.3411.11.5-33
Labourers1032.73.41102.93.6-7
Inadequately described1112.92.2751.91.8+36

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, Canterbury: 20.8% Professionals, Canterbury: 39.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Canterbury: 4.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Canterbury: 7.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canterbury: 13.6% Sales Workers, Canterbury: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canterbury: 0.2% Labourers, Canterbury: 2.7% Inadequately described, Canterbury: 2.9%
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, Canterbury: -10 Professionals, Canterbury: +7 Technicians and Trades Workers, Canterbury: -46 Community and Personal Service Workers, Canterbury: +16 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Canterbury: +4 Sales Workers, Canterbury: -39 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Canterbury: -33 Labourers, Canterbury: -7 Inadequately described, Canterbury: +36
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 Canterbury in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,501 people or 39.6%)
  • Managers (788 people or 20.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (516 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,805 people in total or 73.9% 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 Canterbury and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (20.8% compared to 17.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (4.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (0.2% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Canterbury decreased by 72 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Canterbury between 2006 and 2011.