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Low income households - Occupation of employment

There were more people in low income households who worked as labourers in the City of Knox than any other occupation.

The City of Knox's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This topic is restricted to those counted in low income households in City of Knox, with comparisons to the total population or low income households in the benchmark area.

The occupations of low income households may be similar to or quite different to those of the total population. In many cases it may be that lower incomes are correlated with lower skilled occupations (eg. labourers), however this is not always the case and in many parts of Australia, "blue-collar" occupations earn quite high incomes (eg. mining areas). If there appears to be no correlation between low skilled occupations and low incomes, it may be that low incomes are correlated with those not in the labour force (e.g. retirees, students, discouraged jobseekers) who are not included in this topic.

To build up the complete story, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Qualifications and Employment Status.

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?'

People aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Occupation of employment
City of Knox - Low income households20112006Change
OccupationNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Managers1927.211.41378.113.5+55
Professionals29911.310.71639.79.6+136
Technicians and Trades Workers41115.513.128717.112.6+124
Community and Personal Service Workers35913.514.521212.612.9+147
Clerical and Administrative Workers34412.910.722813.59.7+116
Sales Workers37414.112.926515.713.1+109
Machinery Operators And Drivers1907.26.6714.26.2+119
Labourers45016.916.830818.318.8+142
Inadequately described/Not stated381.43.3120.73.7+26

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, Victoria: 11.4% Professionals, Victoria: 10.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Victoria: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Victoria: 14.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Victoria: 10.7% Sales Workers, Victoria: 12.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Victoria: 6.6% Labourers, Victoria: 16.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, Victoria: 3.3% Managers, City of Knox: 7.2% Professionals, City of Knox: 11.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 13.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 12.9% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 14.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 7.2% Labourers, City of Knox: 16.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Knox: +55 Professionals, City of Knox: +136 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: +124 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: +147 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: +116 Sales Workers, City of Knox: +109 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: +119 Labourers, City of Knox: +142 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: +26
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the people in low income households in City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (450 persons or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (411 persons or 15.5%)
  • Sales Workers (374 persons or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,235 people in total or 46.5% of the employed people in low income households.

In comparison, Victoria employed 16.8% in Labourers; 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.9% in Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by people in low income households of the City of Knox and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.5% compared to 13.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.9% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (14.1% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (7.2% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in low income households in City of Knox increased by 974 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of people in low income households between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Knox were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+147 persons)
  • Labourers (+142 persons)
  • Professionals (+136 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+124 persons)