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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in The Basin in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Basin'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 Basin'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
The Basin - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
28912.211.426011.511.7+29
Professionals
41817.619.333414.716.8+84
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers46919.716.248721.516.5-18
Community and Personal Service Workers
2299.68.82038.97.9+26
Clerical and Administrative Workers
38216.117.138116.817.5+1
Sales Workers
2048.610.91998.811.6+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1626.86.11607.06.7+2
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1737.38.32189.69.5-45
Inadequately described
502.11.8281.21.8+22

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, The Basin: 12.2% Professionals, The Basin: 17.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, The Basin: 19.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, The Basin: 9.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Basin: 16.1% Sales Workers, The Basin: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Basin: 6.8% Labourers, The Basin: 7.3% Inadequately described, The Basin: 2.1%
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, The Basin: +29 Professionals, The Basin: +84 Technicians and Trades Workers, The Basin: -18 Community and Personal Service Workers, The Basin: +26 Clerical and Administrative Workers, The Basin: +1 Sales Workers, The Basin: +5 Machinery Operators And Drivers, The Basin: +2 Labourers, The Basin: -45 Inadequately described, The Basin: +22
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 The Basin in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (469 people or 19.7%)
  • Professionals (418 people or 17.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (382 people or 16.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,269 people in total or 53.4% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (8.6% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.6% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (7.3% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in The Basin increased by 107 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in The Basin was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+84 persons)