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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Diggers Rest in 2011 than any other occupation.

Diggers Rest'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 Diggers Rest'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
Diggers Rest - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
878.99.71009.79.5-13
Professionals
959.714.1828.012.6+13
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers17517.816.120620.017.0-31
Community and Personal Service Workers
959.79.510310.08.5-8
Clerical and Administrative Workers
16917.216.918217.617.6-13
Sales Workers
979.910.2959.210.1+3
Machinery Operators And Drivers
12913.110.712912.511.10
map this data in atlas.idLabourers10010.210.310810.411.2-8
Inadequately described
343.52.5262.52.3+8

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 Melton: 9.7% Professionals, City of Melton: 14.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 16.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 16.9% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 10.7% Labourers, City of Melton: 10.3% Inadequately described, City of Melton: 2.5% Managers, Diggers Rest: 8.9% Professionals, Diggers Rest: 9.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Diggers Rest: 17.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Diggers Rest: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Diggers Rest: 17.2% Sales Workers, Diggers Rest: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Diggers Rest: 13.1% Labourers, Diggers Rest: 10.2% Inadequately described, Diggers Rest: 3.5%
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, Diggers Rest: -13 Professionals, Diggers Rest: +13 Technicians and Trades Workers, Diggers Rest: -31 Community and Personal Service Workers, Diggers Rest: -8 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Diggers Rest: -13 Sales Workers, Diggers Rest: +3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Diggers Rest: 0 Labourers, Diggers Rest: -8 Inadequately described, Diggers Rest: +8
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 Diggers Rest in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (175 people or 17.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (169 people or 17.2%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (129 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 473 people in total or 48.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.7% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Diggers Rest and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.8% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (9.7% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Diggers Rest decreased by 49 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Diggers Rest between 2006 and 2011.