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Developing East Arnhem Limited area

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as labourers in Developing East Arnhem Limited area 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area'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 - Developing East Arnhem Limited area20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Northern Territory - ATSI %Number%Northern Territory - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers563.74.9241.83.6+32
Professionals29419.216.41128.211.3+181
Technicians and Trades Workers976.37.7342.55.8+63
Community and Personal Service Workers24015.719.022916.517.6+11
Clerical and Administrative Workers956.212.1775.611.2+17
Sales Workers1016.65.0614.44.7+40
Machinery Operators And Drivers483.15.5473.44.40
Labourers44629.221.261744.631.9-171
Inadequately described15310.08.117913.09.5-27

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, Northern Territory - ATSI: 4.9% Professionals, Northern Territory - ATSI: 16.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 7.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 19.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 12.1% Sales Workers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 5.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 5.5% Labourers, Northern Territory - ATSI: 21.2% Inadequately described, Northern Territory - ATSI: 8.1% Managers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 3.7% Professionals, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 6.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 15.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 6.2% Sales Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 6.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 3.1% Labourers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 29.2% Inadequately described, Developing East Arnhem Limited area - ATSI: 10.0%
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, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +32 Professionals, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +181 Technicians and Trades Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +63 Community and Personal Service Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +11 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +17 Sales Workers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: +40 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: 0 Labourers, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -171 Inadequately described, Developing East Arnhem Limited area: -27
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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (446 people or 29.2%)
  • Professionals (294 people or 19.2%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (240 people or 15.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 980 people in total or 64.1% 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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Northern Territory - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (29.2% compared to 21.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (19.2% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (6.2% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.7% compared to 19.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Developing East Arnhem Limited area increased by 146 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents between 2006 and 2011 in Developing East Arnhem Limited area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+181 people)
  • Labourers (-171 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+63 people)

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