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Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 than any other occupation.

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area'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
Dandenong Foothills Policy Area - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,71411.411.41,65011.311.7+64
Professionals
2,62217.419.32,24115.316.8+381
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,74418.216.22,71218.516.5+32
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,4949.98.81,2518.57.9+243
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,54316.917.12,49917.117.5+44
Sales Workers
1,4609.710.91,54310.511.6-84
Machinery Operators And Drivers
9716.46.11,0237.06.7-52
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,2708.48.31,4439.99.5-173
Inadequately described
2661.81.82821.91.8-16

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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 11.4% Professionals, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 17.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 18.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 16.9% Sales Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 6.4% Labourers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 8.4% Inadequately described, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: 1.8%
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, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +64 Professionals, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +381 Technicians and Trades Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +32 Community and Personal Service Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +243 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: +44 Sales Workers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -84 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -52 Labourers, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -173 Inadequately described, Dandenong Foothills Policy Area: -16
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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,744 people or 18.2%)
  • Professionals (2,622 people or 17.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,543 people or 16.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,909 people in total or 52.4% 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 Dandenong Foothills Policy Area and the City of Knox were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.2% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.9% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.4% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (9.7% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area increased by 439 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Dandenong Foothills Policy Area were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+381 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+243 persons)
  • Labourers (-173 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-84 persons)