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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in the City of Brimbank in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of Brimbank'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 the City of Brimbank'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
City of Brimbank - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers
5,9607.812.55,2387.712.5+722
Professionals
10,47913.724.18,02611.822.5+2,453
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,30514.813.410,51415.413.6+791
Community and Personal Service Workers
7,1249.38.95,2577.78.2+1,867
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,57115.115.310,73115.815.9+840
Sales Workers
7,60610.09.77,12310.510.2+483
Machinery Operators And Drivers
9,13412.05.98,66912.76.4+465
map this data in atlas.idLabourers10,71214.08.010,39515.38.7+317
Inadequately described
2,4883.32.32,1103.12.0+378

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, Greater Melbourne: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Brimbank: 7.8% Professionals, City of Brimbank: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Brimbank: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Brimbank: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Brimbank: 15.1% Sales Workers, City of Brimbank: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Brimbank: 12.0% Labourers, City of Brimbank: 14.0% Inadequately described, City of Brimbank: 3.3%
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, City of Brimbank: +722 Professionals, City of Brimbank: +2,453 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Brimbank: +791 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Brimbank: +1,867 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Brimbank: +840 Sales Workers, City of Brimbank: +483 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Brimbank: +465 Labourers, City of Brimbank: +317 Inadequately described, City of Brimbank: +378
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 City of Brimbank in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,571 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,305 people or 14.8%)
  • Labourers (10,712 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,588 people in total or 44.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 8.0% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Brimbank and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (7.8% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Brimbank increased by 8,316 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,453 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,867 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+840 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+791 persons)