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Colac Otway Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in Colac Otway Shire in 2016 than any other occupation.

Colac Otway Shire'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 Colac Otway Shire'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
Colac Otway Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Managers
1,63217.114.61,75218.515.2-120
Professionals
1,17212.317.41,16912.316.7+3
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,30913.714.81,30013.715.4+9
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,12811.811.71,04011.010.3+88
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8709.111.38418.911.7+29
Sales Workers
8208.69.78629.19.7-42
Machinery Operators And Drivers
6957.36.56887.36.9+7
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,74918.312.41,67017.612.3+79
Not stated or inadequately described
981.00.81621.72.0-64

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, Regional VIC: 14.6% Professionals, Regional VIC: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.3% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.5% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.4% Managers, Colac Otway Shire: 17.1% Professionals, Colac Otway Shire: 12.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Colac Otway Shire: 13.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Colac Otway Shire: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Colac Otway Shire: 9.1% Sales Workers, Colac Otway Shire: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Colac Otway Shire: 7.3% Labourers, Colac Otway Shire: 18.3%
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, Colac Otway Shire: -120 Professionals, Colac Otway Shire: +3 Technicians and Trades Workers, Colac Otway Shire: +9 Community and Personal Service Workers, Colac Otway Shire: +88 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Colac Otway Shire: +29 Sales Workers, Colac Otway Shire: -42 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Colac Otway Shire: +7 Labourers, Colac Otway Shire: +79
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 Colac Otway Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (1,749 people or 18.3%)
  • Managers (1,632 people or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,309 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,690 people in total or 49.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 12.4% in Labourers; 14.6% in Managers; and 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Colac Otway Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (18.3% compared to 12.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (17.1% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (12.3% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.1% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Colac Otway Shire increased by 74 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Colac Otway Shire were for those employed as:

  • Managers (-120 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+88 persons)
  • Labourers (+79 persons)

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