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Gannawarra Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in Gannawarra Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

Gannawarra 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 Gannawarra 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Gannawarra Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Managers1,15826.415.21,50530.716.4-347
Professionals50411.516.751410.515.5-10
Technicians and Trades Workers57413.115.455511.315.3+19
Community and Personal Service Workers3568.110.33356.89.1+21
Clerical and Administrative Workers44810.211.74719.611.7-23
Sales Workers3538.19.73777.79.9-24
Machinery Operators And Drivers3447.86.93437.07.0+1
Labourers54712.512.371714.613.3-170
Inadequately described1002.32.0811.71.8+19

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, Regional VIC: 15.2% Professionals, Regional VIC: 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.9% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.3% Inadequately described, Regional VIC: 2.0% Managers, Gannawarra Shire: 26.4% Professionals, Gannawarra Shire: 11.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 8.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 10.2% Sales Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 8.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gannawarra Shire: 7.8% Labourers, Gannawarra Shire: 12.5% Inadequately described, Gannawarra Shire: 2.3%
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, Gannawarra Shire: -347 Professionals, Gannawarra Shire: -10 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gannawarra Shire: +19 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gannawarra Shire: +21 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gannawarra Shire: -23 Sales Workers, Gannawarra Shire: -24 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gannawarra Shire: +1 Labourers, Gannawarra Shire: -170 Inadequately described, Gannawarra Shire: +19
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 Gannawarra Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,158 people or 26.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (574 people or 13.1%)
  • Labourers (547 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,279 people in total or 52.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 15.2% in Managers; 15.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.3% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (26.4% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.5% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.1% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.1% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gannawarra Shire decreased by 514 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Managers (-347 persons)
  • Labourers (-170 persons)

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