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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Wantirna in 2011 than any other occupation.

Wantirna'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 Wantirna'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
Wantirna - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
84011.511.488511.711.7-45
Professionals
1,62522.319.31,50119.816.8+123
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,03914.216.21,08414.316.5-45
Community and Personal Service Workers
6458.88.86188.17.9+27
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,29617.817.11,37218.117.5-76
Sales Workers
81411.210.998813.011.6-174
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3885.36.13945.26.7-6
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5087.08.36098.09.5-100
Inadequately described
1381.91.81401.81.8-1

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, Wantirna: 11.5% Professionals, Wantirna: 22.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wantirna: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wantirna: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wantirna: 17.8% Sales Workers, Wantirna: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wantirna: 5.3% Labourers, Wantirna: 7.0% Inadequately described, Wantirna: 1.9%
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, Wantirna: -45 Professionals, Wantirna: +123 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wantirna: -45 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wantirna: +27 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wantirna: -76 Sales Workers, Wantirna: -174 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wantirna: -6 Labourers, Wantirna: -100 Inadequately described, Wantirna: -1
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 Wantirna in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,625 people or 22.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,296 people or 17.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,039 people or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,960 people in total or 54.3% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (22.3% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (7.0% compared to 8.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna decreased by 298 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Sales Workers (-174 persons)
  • Professionals (+123 persons)
  • Labourers (-100 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-76 persons)