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Altona North

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Altona North in 2011 than any other occupation.

Altona North'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 Altona North'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
Altona North - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
Managers
3889.512.42817.811.8+107
Professionals
74018.222.851114.220.2+229
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers60714.913.557516.014.1+33
Community and Personal Service Workers
3528.78.52426.77.9+110
Clerical and Administrative Workers
57914.215.859516.516.8-16
Sales Workers
3809.38.43499.79.1+31
Machinery Operators And Drivers
42010.37.444112.38.4-21
map this data in atlas.idLabourers47711.78.851014.29.5-33
Inadequately described
1233.02.4932.62.1+30

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, Hobsons Bay City: 12.4% Professionals, Hobsons Bay City: 22.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 15.8% Sales Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 8.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% Labourers, Hobsons Bay City: 8.8% Inadequately described, Hobsons Bay City: 2.4% Managers, Altona North: 9.5% Professionals, Altona North: 18.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Altona North: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Altona North: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Altona North: 14.2% Sales Workers, Altona North: 9.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Altona North: 10.3% Labourers, Altona North: 11.7% Inadequately described, Altona North: 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, Altona North: +107 Professionals, Altona North: +229 Technicians and Trades Workers, Altona North: +33 Community and Personal Service Workers, Altona North: +110 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Altona North: -16 Sales Workers, Altona North: +31 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Altona North: -21 Labourers, Altona North: -33 Inadequately described, Altona North: +30
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 Altona North in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (740 people or 18.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (607 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (579 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,926 people in total or 47.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Hobsons Bay City employed 22.8% in Professionals; 13.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Altona North and Hobsons Bay City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.3% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (11.7% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.2% compared to 22.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.5% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Altona North increased by 469 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+229 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+110 persons)
  • Managers (+107 persons)