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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as technicians and trades workers in the City of Casey 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 Casey'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 Casey20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers337.67.7277.28.2+6
Professionals5111.815.64512.014.4+6
Technicians and Trades Workers7717.815.46617.614.5+11
Community and Personal Service Workers4610.616.3338.813.8+13
Clerical and Administrative Workers7016.213.45514.713.6+15
Sales Workers358.17.3359.37.90
Machinery Operators And Drivers439.97.75013.38.5-7
Labourers6314.513.25213.915.1+11
Inadequately described153.53.3123.24.1+3

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, Victoria - ATSI: 7.7% Professionals, Victoria - ATSI: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 16.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 13.4% Sales Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Victoria - ATSI: 7.7% Labourers, Victoria - ATSI: 13.2% Inadequately described, Victoria - ATSI: 3.3% Managers, City of Casey - ATSI: 7.6% Professionals, City of Casey - ATSI: 11.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Casey - ATSI: 17.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Casey - ATSI: 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Casey - ATSI: 16.2% Sales Workers, City of Casey - ATSI: 8.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Casey - ATSI: 9.9% Labourers, City of Casey - ATSI: 14.5% Inadequately described, City of Casey - ATSI: 3.5%
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, Narre Warren South: +6 Professionals, Narre Warren South: +6 Technicians and Trades Workers, Narre Warren South: +11 Community and Personal Service Workers, Narre Warren South: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Narre Warren South: +15 Sales Workers, Narre Warren South: 0 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Narre Warren South: -7 Labourers, Narre Warren South: +11 Inadequately described, Narre Warren South: +3
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 Casey in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (77 people or 17.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (70 people or 16.2%)
  • Labourers (63 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 210 people in total or 48.5% 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 Narre Warren South and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.6% compared to 16.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (11.8% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in City of Casey increased by 58 between 2006 and 2011.

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