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Upper Ferntree Gully

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Upper Ferntree Gully - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
Managers
15713.012.012710.511.4+30
Professionals
26221.720.921317.519.3+49
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers22518.715.221918.016.2+6
Community and Personal Service Workers
14011.610.113210.98.8+8
Clerical and Administrative Workers
14412.015.720116.517.1-57
Sales Workers
1089.010.91189.710.9-10
Machinery Operators And Drivers
504.15.5998.16.1-49
map this data in atlas.idLabourers957.98.1937.78.3+2
Not stated or inadequately described
131.10.7131.11.80

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 13.0% Professionals, Upper Ferntree Gully: 21.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 18.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 11.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 12.0% Sales Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.1% Labourers, Upper Ferntree Gully: 7.9%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +30 Professionals, Upper Ferntree Gully: +49 Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +6 Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +8 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -57 Sales Workers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -10 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper Ferntree Gully: -49 Labourers, Upper Ferntree Gully: +2
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (262 people or 21.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (225 people or 18.7%)
  • Managers (157 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 644 people in total or 53.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 20.9% in Professionals; 15.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.0% in Managers.

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 Technicians and Trades Workers (18.7% compared to 15.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.6% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (9.0% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper Ferntree Gully decreased by 10 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Upper Ferntree Gully was for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-57 persons)

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