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Wantirna South

Occupation of employment

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

Wantirna South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,17713.011.41,14612.711.7+31
Professionals
2,21824.419.31,89020.916.8+328
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,16012.816.21,16012.816.50
Community and Personal Service Workers
7598.48.87137.97.9+46
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,52116.817.11,59117.617.5-70
Sales Workers
1,05611.610.91,20313.311.6-147
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4174.66.14194.66.7-2
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6357.08.37518.39.5-116
Inadequately described
1351.51.81802.01.8-45

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 South: 13.0% Professionals, Wantirna South: 24.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wantirna South: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wantirna South: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wantirna South: 16.8% Sales Workers, Wantirna South: 11.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wantirna South: 4.6% Labourers, Wantirna South: 7.0% Inadequately described, Wantirna South: 1.5%
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 South: +31 Professionals, Wantirna South: +328 Technicians and Trades Workers, Wantirna South: 0 Community and Personal Service Workers, Wantirna South: +46 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wantirna South: -70 Sales Workers, Wantirna South: -147 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wantirna South: -2 Labourers, Wantirna South: -116 Inadequately described, Wantirna South: -45
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 South in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,218 people or 24.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,521 people or 16.8%)
  • Managers (1,177 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,916 people in total or 54.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Knox employed 19.3% in Professionals; 17.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.4% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (24.4% compared to 19.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (13.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.8% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wantirna South increased by 25 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+328 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-147 persons)
  • Labourers (-116 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-70 persons)