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Kew East

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Kew East in 2011 than any other occupation.

Kew East'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 Kew East'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
Kew East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Managers55017.217.752217.517.8+28
Professionals1,19637.538.81,15438.738.0+41
Technicians and Trades Workers2347.36.32398.06.2-5
Community and Personal Service Workers2808.87.61996.77.1+81
Clerical and Administrative Workers44614.013.742014.114.4+26
Sales Workers2558.09.12418.19.5+14
Machinery Operators And Drivers501.61.3501.71.50
Labourers1243.93.41053.53.6+18
Inadequately described571.82.2531.81.8+4

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, Kew East: 17.2% Professionals, Kew East: 37.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Kew East: 7.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Kew East: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Kew East: 14.0% Sales Workers, Kew East: 8.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Kew East: 1.6% Labourers, Kew East: 3.9% Inadequately described, Kew East: 1.8%
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, Kew East: +28 Professionals, Kew East: +41 Technicians and Trades Workers, Kew East: -5 Community and Personal Service Workers, Kew East: +81 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Kew East: +26 Sales Workers, Kew East: +14 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Kew East: 0 Labourers, Kew East: +18 Inadequately described, Kew East: +4
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 Kew East in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,196 people or 37.5%)
  • Managers (550 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (446 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,192 people in total or 68.7% 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 Kew East and the City of Boroondara were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.8% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (37.5% compared to 38.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (8.0% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Kew East increased by 207 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Kew East was for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+81 persons)