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Ferntree Gully

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Ferntree Gully in 2011 than any other occupation.

Ferntree Gully'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 Ferntree Gully'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
Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,35410.011.41,27510.111.7+79
Professionals
2,28816.919.31,74113.816.8+547
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,46018.216.22,36418.716.5+96
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,2559.38.81,0568.47.9+199
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,32317.217.12,18617.317.5+138
Sales Workers
1,35710.010.91,34610.711.6+11
Machinery Operators And Drivers
9667.16.11,0158.06.7-49
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,2439.28.31,37710.99.5-134
Inadequately described
2942.21.82552.01.8+38

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, 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% Managers, Ferntree Gully: 10.0% Professionals, Ferntree Gully: 16.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ferntree Gully: 18.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ferntree Gully: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ferntree Gully: 17.2% Sales Workers, Ferntree Gully: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ferntree Gully: 7.1% Labourers, Ferntree Gully: 9.2% Inadequately described, Ferntree Gully: 2.2%
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, Ferntree Gully: +79 Professionals, Ferntree Gully: +547 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ferntree Gully: +96 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ferntree Gully: +199 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ferntree Gully: +138 Sales Workers, Ferntree Gully: +11 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ferntree Gully: -49 Labourers, Ferntree Gully: -134 Inadequately described, Ferntree Gully: +38
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 Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,460 people or 18.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,323 people or 17.2%)
  • Professionals (2,288 people or 16.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,071 people in total or 52.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 17.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 19.3% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.0% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ferntree Gully increased by 926 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+547 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+199 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+138 persons)
  • Labourers (-134 persons)