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Occupation of employment

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

Sunshine'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 Sunshine'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
Sunshine - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
2426.67.82146.97.7+28
Professionals
65217.813.748415.711.8+168
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers49513.514.842713.815.4+68
Community and Personal Service Workers
3579.89.32608.47.7+97
Clerical and Administrative Workers
50213.715.152717.115.8-25
Sales Workers
3078.410.02397.710.5+68
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3519.612.036711.912.7-16
map this data in atlas.idLabourers60216.514.046715.115.3+135
Inadequately described
1494.13.31003.23.1+49

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 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% Managers, Sunshine: 6.6% Professionals, Sunshine: 17.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine: 13.7% Sales Workers, Sunshine: 8.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine: 9.6% Labourers, Sunshine: 16.5% Inadequately described, Sunshine: 4.1%
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, Sunshine: +28 Professionals, Sunshine: +168 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine: +68 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine: +97 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine: -25 Sales Workers, Sunshine: +68 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine: -16 Labourers, Sunshine: +135 Inadequately described, Sunshine: +49
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 Sunshine in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (652 people or 17.8%)
  • Labourers (602 people or 16.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (502 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,756 people in total or 48.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 13.7% in Professionals; 14.0% in Labourers; and 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (16.5% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (8.4% compared to 10.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine increased by 572 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+168 persons)
  • Labourers (+135 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+97 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+68 persons)