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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Knox in 2011 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 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 the City of Knox'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
City of Knox - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers
8,86111.412.58,82311.712.5+38
Professionals
14,98919.324.112,65316.822.5+2,336
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers12,58616.213.412,48316.513.6+103
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,8308.88.95,9387.98.2+892
Clerical and Administrative Workers
13,26117.115.313,18417.515.9+77
Sales Workers
8,48410.99.78,78711.610.2-303
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4,7256.15.95,0926.76.4-367
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6,4518.38.07,1769.58.7-725
Inadequately described
1,4071.82.31,3731.82.0+34

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, Greater Melbourne: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Knox: 11.4% Professionals, City of Knox: 19.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 17.1% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 6.1% Labourers, City of Knox: 8.3% Inadequately described, City of Knox: 1.8%
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, City of Knox: +38 Professionals, City of Knox: +2,336 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: +103 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: +892 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: +77 Sales Workers, City of Knox: -303 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: -367 Labourers, City of Knox: -725 Inadequately described, City of Knox: +34
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 City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,989 people or 19.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,261 people or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,586 people or 16.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 40,836 people in total or 52.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.1% in Professionals; 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.1% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (19.3% compared to 24.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Knox increased by 2,085 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,336 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+892 persons)
  • Labourers (-725 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-367 persons)