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Ferntree Gully

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Ferntree Gully in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Ferntree Gully - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Managers
1,39110.612.01,35310.011.4+37
Professionals
2,52019.220.92,28816.919.3+232
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,24317.115.22,46018.216.2-217
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,40710.710.11,2559.38.8+152
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,05015.615.72,32317.217.1-273
Sales Workers
1,33010.110.91,35610.010.9-26
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8626.65.59667.16.1-103
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,1698.98.11,2429.28.3-74
Not stated or inadequately described
860.70.72932.21.8-208

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, 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% Managers, Ferntree Gully: 10.6% Professionals, Ferntree Gully: 19.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Ferntree Gully: 17.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Ferntree Gully: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ferntree Gully: 15.6% Sales Workers, Ferntree Gully: 10.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ferntree Gully: 6.6% Labourers, Ferntree Gully: 8.9%
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, Ferntree Gully: +37 Professionals, Ferntree Gully: +232 Technicians and Trades Workers, Ferntree Gully: -217 Community and Personal Service Workers, Ferntree Gully: +152 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Ferntree Gully: -273 Sales Workers, Ferntree Gully: -26 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Ferntree Gully: -103 Labourers, Ferntree Gully: -74
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 Ferntree Gully in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,520 people or 19.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,243 people or 17.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,050 people or 15.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,813 people in total or 51.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 20.9% in Professionals; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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 (17.1% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (19.2% compared to 20.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Ferntree Gully decreased by 389 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-273 persons)
  • Professionals (+232 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-217 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+152 persons)

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