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Occupation of employment

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

Rowville'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 Rowville'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
Rowville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,31812.911.42,39113.811.7-72
Professionals
3,52219.619.33,04717.516.8+476
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,63414.716.22,63915.216.5-5
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,3577.68.81,1546.67.9+202
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,16417.617.13,09217.817.5+72
Sales Workers
2,23612.410.92,16312.511.6+73
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,0005.66.11,1016.36.7-101
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,3767.78.31,4598.49.5-83
Inadequately described
3592.01.83241.91.8+35

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, Rowville: 12.9% Professionals, Rowville: 19.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Rowville: 14.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Rowville: 7.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rowville: 17.6% Sales Workers, Rowville: 12.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rowville: 5.6% Labourers, Rowville: 7.7% Inadequately described, Rowville: 2.0%
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, Rowville: -72 Professionals, Rowville: +476 Technicians and Trades Workers, Rowville: -5 Community and Personal Service Workers, Rowville: +202 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rowville: +72 Sales Workers, Rowville: +73 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rowville: -101 Labourers, Rowville: -83 Inadequately described, Rowville: +35
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 Rowville in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,522 people or 19.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,164 people or 17.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,634 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,320 people in total or 51.9% 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 Rowville and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (12.4% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (12.9% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.7% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.6% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rowville increased by 597 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+476 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+202 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-101 persons)
  • Labourers (-83 persons)