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Harkness

Occupation of employment

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

Harkness'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 Harkness'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
Harkness - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
2368.99.71299.99.5+107
Professionals
29711.314.115812.112.6+139
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers46417.616.125419.517.0+210
Community and Personal Service Workers
32712.49.51229.48.5+204
Clerical and Administrative Workers
46017.416.920115.417.6+259
Sales Workers
2559.710.21289.810.1+127
Machinery Operators And Drivers
26810.210.715311.811.1+115
map this data in atlas.idLabourers26810.210.31289.811.2+140
Inadequately described
612.32.5292.22.3+33

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, Harkness: 8.9% Professionals, Harkness: 11.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Harkness: 17.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Harkness: 12.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Harkness: 17.4% Sales Workers, Harkness: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Harkness: 10.2% Labourers, Harkness: 10.2% Inadequately described, Harkness: 2.3%
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, Harkness: +107 Professionals, Harkness: +139 Technicians and Trades Workers, Harkness: +210 Community and Personal Service Workers, Harkness: +204 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Harkness: +259 Sales Workers, Harkness: +127 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Harkness: +115 Labourers, Harkness: +140 Inadequately described, Harkness: +33
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 Harkness in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (464 people or 17.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (460 people or 17.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (327 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,251 people in total or 47.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Melton employed 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 9.5% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.4% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.3% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Harkness increased by 1,335 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+259 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+210 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+204 persons)
  • Labourers (+140 persons)

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