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Upper Ferntree Gully

Occupation of employment

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

Upper 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 Upper 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
Upper Ferntree Gully - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
12710.511.41209.511.7+7
Professionals
21317.519.322117.616.8-8
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers21918.016.225119.916.5-32
Community and Personal Service Workers
13210.98.812910.27.9+3
Clerical and Administrative Workers
20116.517.120316.117.5-2
Sales Workers
1189.710.91098.711.6+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers
998.16.1876.96.7+12
map this data in atlas.idLabourers937.78.31159.19.5-22
Inadequately described
131.11.8241.91.8-11

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.5% Professionals, Upper Ferntree Gully: 17.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 18.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 16.5% Sales Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 8.1% Labourers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 7.7% Inadequately described, Upper Ferntree Gully: 1.1%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +7 Professionals, Upper Ferntree Gully: -8 Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -32 Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +3 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -2 Sales Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +12 Labourers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -22 Inadequately described, Upper Ferntree Gully: -11
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (219 people or 18.0%)
  • Professionals (213 people or 17.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (201 people or 16.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 633 people in total or 52.1% 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 Upper Ferntree Gully and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.0% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.5% compared to 19.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Ferntree Gully decreased by 44 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.