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Harvester Ward

Occupation of employment

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

Harvester 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 Harvester 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
Harvester Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,2926.67.89466.27.7+346
Professionals
2,82514.513.71,82411.911.8+1,001
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,74214.114.82,24914.615.4+493
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,8059.39.31,2047.87.7+601
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,75314.115.12,26314.715.8+490
Sales Workers
1,6868.710.01,3368.710.5+350
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,56413.212.02,31615.112.7+248
map this data in atlas.idLabourers3,06415.714.02,63317.115.3+431
Inadequately described
7343.83.35843.83.1+150

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, Harvester Ward: 6.6% Professionals, Harvester Ward: 14.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Harvester Ward: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Harvester Ward: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Harvester Ward: 14.1% Sales Workers, Harvester Ward: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Harvester Ward: 13.2% Labourers, Harvester Ward: 15.7% Inadequately described, Harvester Ward: 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, Harvester Ward: +346 Professionals, Harvester Ward: +1,001 Technicians and Trades Workers, Harvester Ward: +493 Community and Personal Service Workers, Harvester Ward: +601 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Harvester Ward: +490 Sales Workers, Harvester Ward: +350 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Harvester Ward: +248 Labourers, Harvester Ward: +431 Inadequately described, Harvester Ward: +150
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 Harvester Ward in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (3,064 people or 15.7%)
  • Professionals (2,825 people or 14.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,753 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,642 people in total or 44.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Brimbank employed 14.0% in Labourers; 13.7% in Professionals; and 15.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (15.7% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.2% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (8.7% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.6% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Harvester Ward increased by 4,110 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,001 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+601 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+493 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+490 persons)