Occupation of employment
There were more professionals in Fairfield in 2011 than any other occupation.
Fairfield'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 Fairfield'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|
|Fairfield - Total persons (Usual residence)||2011||2006||Change|
|Occupation||Number||%||City of Darebin %||Number||%||City of Darebin %||2006 to 2011|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||292||10.1||12.0||274||10.7||12.7||+18||15003|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||237||8.2||9.3||205||8.0||8.8||+31||15004|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||429||14.9||14.7||385||15.0||15.7||+44||15005|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||86||3.0||4.9||113||4.4||6.3||-28||15007|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||2,881||100.0||100.0||2,564||100.0||100.0||+317|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Fairfield in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (1,041 people or 36.1%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (429 people or 14.9%)
- Managers (389 people or 13.5%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,859 people in total or 64.5% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, the City of Darebin employed 28.7% in Professionals; 14.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.4% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Fairfield and the City of Darebin were:
- A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (36.1% compared to 28.7%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (13.5% compared to 11.4%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.6% compared to 7.8%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (6.6% compared to 8.7%)
The number of employed people in Fairfield increased by 317 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Fairfield were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+162 persons)
- Managers (+76 persons)