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Low income households - Occupation of employment

There were more people in low income households who worked as labourers in the City of Maroondah than any other occupation.

The City of Maroondah's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This topic is restricted to those counted in low income households in City of Maroondah, with comparisons to the total population or low income households in the benchmark area.

The occupations of low income households may be similar to or quite different to those of the total population. In many cases it may be that lower incomes are correlated with lower skilled occupations (eg. labourers), however this is not always the case and in many parts of Australia, "blue-collar" occupations earn quite high incomes (eg. mining areas). If there appears to be no correlation between low skilled occupations and low incomes, it may be that low incomes are correlated with those not in the labour force (e.g. retirees, students, discouraged jobseekers) who are not included in this topic.

To build up the complete story, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Qualifications and Employment Status.

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?'

People aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Occupation of employment
City of Maroondah - Low income households20112006Change
OccupationNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Managers1376.811.4967.813.5+41
Professionals23311.610.714411.89.6+89
Technicians and Trades Workers29714.813.118915.412.6+108
Community and Personal Service Workers31215.514.519415.812.9+118
Clerical and Administrative Workers28314.110.715512.79.7+128
Sales Workers27513.712.916713.613.1+108
Machinery Operators And Drivers1065.36.6514.26.2+55
Labourers33216.516.821517.618.8+117
Inadequately described/Not stated361.83.3131.13.7+23

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, Victoria: 11.4% Professionals, Victoria: 10.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Victoria: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Victoria: 14.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Victoria: 10.7% Sales Workers, Victoria: 12.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Victoria: 6.6% Labourers, Victoria: 16.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, Victoria: 3.3% Managers, City of Maroondah: 6.8% Professionals, City of Maroondah: 11.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Maroondah: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Maroondah: 15.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Maroondah: 14.1% Sales Workers, City of Maroondah: 13.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Maroondah: 5.3% Labourers, City of Maroondah: 16.5% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Maroondah: 1.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Maroondah: +41 Professionals, City of Maroondah: +89 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Maroondah: +108 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Maroondah: +118 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Maroondah: +128 Sales Workers, City of Maroondah: +108 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Maroondah: +55 Labourers, City of Maroondah: +117 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Maroondah: +23
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the people in low income households in City of Maroondah in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (332 persons or 16.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (312 persons or 15.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (297 persons or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 941 people in total or 46.8% of the employed people in low income households.

In comparison, Victoria employed 16.8% in Labourers; 14.5% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by people in low income households of the City of Maroondah and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.8% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (6.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.3% compared to 6.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in low income households in City of Maroondah increased by 787 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of people in low income households between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Maroondah were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+128 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+118 persons)
  • Labourers (+117 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+108 persons)

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