Fairfield
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)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Darebin %Number%City of Darebin %2006 to 2011
Managers
38913.511.431312.210.5+76
Professionals
1,04136.128.787934.325.5+162
Technicians and Trades Workers
29210.112.027310.712.7+18
Community and Personal Service Workers
2378.29.32058.08.8+31
Clerical and Administrative Workers
42914.914.738515.015.7+44
Sales Workers
1906.68.71726.79.0+17
Machinery Operators And Drivers
863.04.91134.46.3-28
Labourers
1344.67.81756.89.3-42
Inadequately described
863.02.5491.92.1+37

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, City of Darebin: 11.4% Professionals, City of Darebin: 28.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Darebin: 12.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Darebin: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Darebin: 14.7% Sales Workers, City of Darebin: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Darebin: 4.9% Labourers, City of Darebin: 7.8% Inadequately described, City of Darebin: 2.5% Managers, Fairfield: 13.5% Professionals, Fairfield: 36.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Fairfield: 10.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Fairfield: 8.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Fairfield: 14.9% Sales Workers, Fairfield: 6.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Fairfield: 3.0% Labourers, Fairfield: 4.6% Inadequately described, Fairfield: 3.0%
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, Fairfield: +76 Professionals, Fairfield: +162 Technicians and Trades Workers, Fairfield: +18 Community and Personal Service Workers, Fairfield: +31 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Fairfield: +44 Sales Workers, Fairfield: +17 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Fairfield: -28 Labourers, Fairfield: -42 Inadequately described, Fairfield: +37
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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)