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Gannawarra Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in Gannawarra Shire in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Gannawarra Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2011 to 2016
Managers1,09124.814.61,15826.415.2-67
Professionals49611.317.450411.516.7-8
Technicians and Trades Workers56412.814.857413.115.4-10
Community and Personal Service Workers4099.311.73568.110.3+53
Clerical and Administrative Workers4329.811.344810.211.7-16
Sales Workers3778.69.73538.19.7+24
Machinery Operators And Drivers3267.46.53447.86.9-18
Labourers64614.712.454712.512.3+99
Not stated or inadequately described270.60.81002.32.0-73

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Regional VIC: 14.6% Professionals, Regional VIC: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.3% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.5% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.4% Managers, Gannawarra Shire: 24.8% Professionals, Gannawarra Shire: 11.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 9.8% Sales Workers, Gannawarra Shire: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gannawarra Shire: 7.4% Labourers, Gannawarra Shire: 14.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Gannawarra Shire: -67 Professionals, Gannawarra Shire: -8 Technicians and Trades Workers, Gannawarra Shire: -10 Community and Personal Service Workers, Gannawarra Shire: +53 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Gannawarra Shire: -16 Sales Workers, Gannawarra Shire: +24 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Gannawarra Shire: -18 Labourers, Gannawarra Shire: +99
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,091 people or 24.8%)
  • Labourers (646 people or 14.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (564 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,301 people in total or 52.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 14.6% in Managers; 12.4% in Labourers; and 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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 (24.8% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.7% compared to 12.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.3% compared to 17.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.3% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gannawarra Shire increased by 13 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Gannawarra Shire were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (+99 persons)
  • Managers (-67 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+53 persons)

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