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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Knox in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Knox - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Managers
9,28212.013.28,86111.412.5+421
Professionals
16,18720.925.014,98919.324.1+1,198
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,76615.212.612,58616.213.4-820
Community and Personal Service Workers
7,81010.110.26,8308.88.9+980
Clerical and Administrative Workers
12,17515.713.913,26117.115.3-1,086
Sales Workers
8,40810.99.78,48410.99.7-76
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4,2375.55.64,7256.15.9-488
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6,2678.18.16,4518.38.0-184
Not stated or inadequately described
5050.70.71,4071.82.3-902

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, Greater Melbourne: 13.2% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.9% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Managers, City of Knox: 12.0% Professionals, City of Knox: 20.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 15.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 10.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 15.7% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 5.5% Labourers, City of Knox: 8.1%
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, City of Knox: +421 Professionals, City of Knox: +1,198 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: -820 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: +980 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: -1,086 Sales Workers, City of Knox: -76 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: -488 Labourers, City of Knox: -184
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 City of Knox in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (16,187 people or 20.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,175 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,766 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 40,128 people in total or 51.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 25.0% in Professionals; 13.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.6% 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 (15.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.7% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (20.9% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (12.0% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Knox decreased by 242 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+1,198 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,086 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+980 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-820 persons)

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