Occupation of employment
There were more labourers in Broadmeadows in 2011 than any other occupation.
Broadmeadows'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 Broadmeadows'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
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in Broadmeadows in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Labourers (514 people or 19.1%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (426 people or 15.9%)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (418 people or 15.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,358 people in total or 50.6% of the employed resident population.
In comparison, Hume City employed 11.3% in Labourers; 16.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 10.5% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Broadmeadows and Hume City were:
- A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (19.1% compared to 11.3%)
- A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (15.6% compared to 10.5%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.0% compared to 16.6%)
- A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (3.9% compared to 9.0%)
The number of employed people in Broadmeadows increased by 152 between 2006 and 2011.
The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Broadmeadows were for those employed as:
- Professionals (+95 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+61 persons)