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Surrey Hills

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Surrey Hills in 2011 than any other occupation.

Surrey Hills'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 Surrey Hills'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
Surrey Hills - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2011
Managers74317.217.770516.917.8+37
Professionals1,69539.238.81,61238.738.0+83
Technicians and Trades Workers2746.36.32485.96.2+27
Community and Personal Service Workers3407.97.63277.97.1+14
Clerical and Administrative Workers66715.413.765915.814.4+8
Sales Workers3969.29.13698.99.5+27
Machinery Operators And Drivers200.51.3451.11.5-25
Labourers1353.13.41433.43.6-8
Inadequately described571.32.2541.31.8+2

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, Surrey Hills: 17.2% Professionals, Surrey Hills: 39.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: 6.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: 7.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: 15.4% Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: 0.5% Labourers, Surrey Hills: 3.1% Inadequately described, Surrey Hills: 1.3%
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, Surrey Hills: +37 Professionals, Surrey Hills: +83 Technicians and Trades Workers, Surrey Hills: +27 Community and Personal Service Workers, Surrey Hills: +14 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Surrey Hills: +8 Sales Workers, Surrey Hills: +27 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Surrey Hills: -25 Labourers, Surrey Hills: -8 Inadequately described, Surrey Hills: +2
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 Surrey Hills in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,695 people or 39.2%)
  • Managers (743 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (667 people or 15.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,105 people in total or 71.7% 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 difference between the jobs held by the population of Surrey Hills and the City of Boroondara was:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Surrey Hills increased by 165 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+83 persons)