City of BrimbankCommunity profile
Skip to content

Grasslands Ward

Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in Grasslands Ward in 2011 than any other occupation.

Grasslands Ward'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 Grasslands Ward'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
Grasslands Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,3016.37.81,0496.07.7+252
Professionals
2,57012.513.71,6099.311.8+961
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,90814.114.82,74115.815.4+167
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,9939.79.31,3998.07.7+594
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,84613.815.12,47114.215.8+375
Sales Workers
1,8218.810.01,6009.210.5+221
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,92714.212.02,62615.112.7+301
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,35316.314.03,24518.715.3+108
Inadequately described
9014.43.36513.73.1+250

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, Grasslands Ward: 6.3% Professionals, Grasslands Ward: 12.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Grasslands Ward: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Grasslands Ward: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grasslands Ward: 13.8% Sales Workers, Grasslands Ward: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grasslands Ward: 14.2% Labourers, Grasslands Ward: 16.3% Inadequately described, Grasslands Ward: 4.4%
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, Grasslands Ward: +252 Professionals, Grasslands Ward: +961 Technicians and Trades Workers, Grasslands Ward: +167 Community and Personal Service Workers, Grasslands Ward: +594 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grasslands Ward: +375 Sales Workers, Grasslands Ward: +221 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grasslands Ward: +301 Labourers, Grasslands Ward: +108 Inadequately described, Grasslands Ward: +250
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 Grasslands Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (3,353 people or 16.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (2,927 people or 14.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,908 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,188 people in total or 44.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 14.0% in Labourers; 12.0% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (16.3% 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 Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.8% compared to 15.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Grasslands Ward increased by 3,229 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+961 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+594 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+375 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+301 persons)