City of BrimbankCommunity profile
Skip to content

Sydenham District

Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in Sydenham District in 2011 than any other occupation.

Sydenham 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 Sydenham 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
Sydenham District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,1079.37.82,1039.67.7+4
Professionals
3,14413.913.72,75012.611.8+394
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,50515.514.83,43215.715.4+73
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,0389.09.31,5917.37.7+448
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,86617.115.13,91117.915.8-45
Sales Workers
2,70412.010.02,63212.110.5+72
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,1549.512.02,22610.212.7-72
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,39210.614.02,60111.915.3-209
Inadequately described
7023.13.35732.63.1+130

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, Sydenham District: 9.3% Professionals, Sydenham District: 13.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydenham District: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydenham District: 9.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydenham District: 17.1% Sales Workers, Sydenham District: 12.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydenham District: 9.5% Labourers, Sydenham District: 10.6% Inadequately described, Sydenham District: 3.1%
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, Sydenham District: +4 Professionals, Sydenham District: +394 Technicians and Trades Workers, Sydenham District: +73 Community and Personal Service Workers, Sydenham District: +448 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Sydenham District: -45 Sales Workers, Sydenham District: +72 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Sydenham District: -72 Labourers, Sydenham District: -209 Inadequately described, Sydenham District: +130
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 Sydenham District in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,866 people or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,505 people or 15.5%)
  • Professionals (3,144 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,515 people in total or 46.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.7% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (12.0% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.1% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.5% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Sydenham District increased by 793 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+448 persons)
  • Professionals (+394 persons)
  • Labourers (-209 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+73 persons)