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Carrum Downs

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Carrum Downs in 2011 than any other occupation.

Carrum Downs'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 Carrum Downs'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
Carrum Downs - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
Managers
7988.710.37239.210.4+75
Professionals
95710.415.57139.013.8+244
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,76019.118.01,51219.217.9+248
Community and Personal Service Workers
9049.89.96568.39.0+248
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,38315.015.31,21915.515.5+164
Sales Workers
99910.811.289211.311.9+107
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,03811.37.493311.88.2+105
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,11112.110.11,10114.011.4+10
Inadequately described
2612.82.21381.81.9+123

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, Frankston City: 10.3% Professionals, Frankston City: 15.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Frankston City: 18.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Frankston City: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Frankston City: 15.3% Sales Workers, Frankston City: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Frankston City: 7.4% Labourers, Frankston City: 10.1% Inadequately described, Frankston City: 2.2% Managers, Carrum Downs: 8.7% Professionals, Carrum Downs: 10.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Carrum Downs: 19.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Carrum Downs: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Carrum Downs: 15.0% Sales Workers, Carrum Downs: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Carrum Downs: 11.3% Labourers, Carrum Downs: 12.1% Inadequately described, Carrum Downs: 2.8%
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, Carrum Downs: +75 Professionals, Carrum Downs: +244 Technicians and Trades Workers, Carrum Downs: +248 Community and Personal Service Workers, Carrum Downs: +248 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Carrum Downs: +164 Sales Workers, Carrum Downs: +107 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Carrum Downs: +105 Labourers, Carrum Downs: +10 Inadequately described, Carrum Downs: +123
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 Carrum Downs in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,760 people or 19.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,383 people or 15.0%)
  • Labourers (1,111 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,254 people in total or 46.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Frankston City employed 18.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.1% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Carrum Downs and Frankston City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.1% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (10.4% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.7% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Carrum Downs increased by 1,324 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Carrum Downs were for those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+248 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+248 persons)
  • Professionals (+244 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+164 persons)