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Grasslands Ward

Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in Grasslands Ward in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Grasslands Ward - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
Managers
1,4536.78.31,3016.37.8+152
Professionals
2,64812.214.52,57012.513.7+78
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,05014.113.92,90814.114.8+142
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,43411.210.61,9939.79.3+441
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,73212.613.72,84613.815.1-114
Sales Workers
2,0699.510.01,8218.810.0+248
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,03214.011.82,92714.212.0+105
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,78217.414.83,35316.314.0+429
Not stated or inadequately described
2471.11.39014.43.3-654

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, City of Brimbank: 8.3% Professionals, City of Brimbank: 14.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Brimbank: 13.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Brimbank: 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Brimbank: 13.7% Sales Workers, City of Brimbank: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Brimbank: 11.8% Labourers, City of Brimbank: 14.8% Managers, Grasslands Ward: 6.7% Professionals, Grasslands Ward: 12.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Grasslands Ward: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Grasslands Ward: 11.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grasslands Ward: 12.6% Sales Workers, Grasslands Ward: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grasslands Ward: 14.0% Labourers, Grasslands Ward: 17.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Grasslands Ward: +152 Professionals, Grasslands Ward: +78 Technicians and Trades Workers, Grasslands Ward: +142 Community and Personal Service Workers, Grasslands Ward: +441 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Grasslands Ward: -114 Sales Workers, Grasslands Ward: +248 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Grasslands Ward: +105 Labourers, Grasslands Ward: +429
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (3,782 people or 17.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,050 people or 14.1%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (3,032 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,864 people in total or 45.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 14.8% in Labourers; 13.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.8% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

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 Labourers (17.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.0% compared to 11.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.2% compared to 14.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.7% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Grasslands Ward increased by 1,054 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Grasslands Ward were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+441 persons)
  • Labourers (+429 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+248 persons)
  • Managers (+152 persons)

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