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Occupation of employment

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

Sunshine District'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 District'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 District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,0386.37.88786.07.7+160
Professionals
2,26213.713.71,71011.711.8+552
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,33114.114.82,13714.715.4+194
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,5879.69.31,1497.97.7+438
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,24713.615.12,13314.615.8+114
Sales Workers
1,4508.810.01,2648.710.5+186
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,21013.412.02,20415.112.7+6
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,74616.614.02,52617.315.3+220
Inadequately described
6263.83.35713.93.1+55

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 District: 6.3% Professionals, Sunshine District: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine District: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine District: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine District: 13.6% Sales Workers, Sunshine District: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine District: 13.4% Labourers, Sunshine District: 16.6% Inadequately described, Sunshine District: 3.8%
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, Sunshine District: +160 Professionals, Sunshine District: +552 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sunshine District: +194 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sunshine District: +438 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sunshine District: +114 Sales Workers, Sunshine District: +186 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sunshine District: +6 Labourers, Sunshine District: +220 Inadequately described, Sunshine District: +55
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 District in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (2,746 people or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,331 people or 14.1%)
  • Professionals (2,262 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,339 people in total or 44.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 14.0% in Labourers; 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.7% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (16.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.4% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.3% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sunshine District increased by 1,925 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+552 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+438 persons)
  • Labourers (+220 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+194 persons)