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Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in Sunshine West in 2011 than any other occupation.

Sunshine West'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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
3856.37.83145.77.7+71
Professionals
76512.413.75209.411.8+245
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers85713.914.881414.715.4+43
Community and Personal Service Workers
5408.89.34087.47.7+132
Clerical and Administrative Workers
86114.015.177914.115.8+82
Sales Workers
5559.010.04828.710.5+73
Machinery Operators And Drivers
92715.112.093916.912.7-12
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,04216.914.01,03818.715.3+4
Inadequately described
2193.63.32504.53.1-31

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 West: 6.3% Professionals, Sunshine West: 12.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine West: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine West: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine West: 14.0% Sales Workers, Sunshine West: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine West: 15.1% Labourers, Sunshine West: 16.9% Inadequately described, Sunshine West: 3.6%
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 West: +71 Professionals, Sunshine West: +245 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine West: +43 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine West: +132 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine West: +82 Sales Workers, Sunshine West: +73 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine West: -12 Labourers, Sunshine West: +4 Inadequately described, Sunshine West: -31
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,042 people or 16.9%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (927 people or 15.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (861 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,830 people in total or 46.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 14.0% in Labourers; 12.0% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (15.1% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (16.9% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.3% compared to 7.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.4% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine West increased by 607 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+245 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+132 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+82 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+73 persons)