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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as clerical and administrative workers in the City of Canning than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population 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 Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating City of Canning'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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Canning20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Western Australia - ATSI %Number%Western Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers145.75.6114.54.3+3
Professionals4317.512.93715.210.1+6
Technicians and Trades Workers4016.313.14016.411.50
Community and Personal Service Workers3413.815.53815.615.0-4
Clerical and Administrative Workers4618.713.03815.611.1+8
Sales Workers41.64.5156.14.8-11
Machinery Operators And Drivers2510.213.2239.48.9+2
Labourers3514.217.93514.328.30
Inadequately described52.04.372.96.0-2

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, Western Australia - ATSI: 5.6% Professionals, Western Australia - ATSI: 12.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia - ATSI: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia - ATSI: 15.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia - ATSI: 13.0% Sales Workers, Western Australia - ATSI: 4.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia - ATSI: 13.2% Labourers, Western Australia - ATSI: 17.9% Inadequately described, Western Australia - ATSI: 4.3% Managers, City of Canning - ATSI: 5.7% Professionals, City of Canning - ATSI: 17.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canning - ATSI: 16.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canning - ATSI: 13.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canning - ATSI: 18.7% Sales Workers, City of Canning - ATSI: 1.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canning - ATSI: 10.2% Labourers, City of Canning - ATSI: 14.2% Inadequately described, City of Canning - ATSI: 2.0%
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, City of Canning: +3 Professionals, City of Canning: +6 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Canning: 0 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Canning: -4 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Canning: +8 Sales Workers, City of Canning: -11 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Canning: +2 Labourers, City of Canning: 0 Inadequately described, City of Canning: -2
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in City of Canning in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (46 people or 18.7%)
  • Professionals (43 people or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (40 people or 16.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 129 people in total or 52.4% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the City of Canning and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Western Australia - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (18.7% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (17.5% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.3% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (14.2% compared to 17.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in City of Canning increased by 2 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of City of Canning between 2006 and 2011.

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