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Rural Balance

Occupation of employment

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

Rural Balance'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 Rural Balance'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
Rural Balance - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
21512.39.718313.39.5+33
Professionals
20211.614.11148.312.6+88
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers31618.116.125818.817.0+58
Community and Personal Service Workers
1478.49.51067.78.5+42
Clerical and Administrative Workers
25714.716.918513.517.6+72
Sales Workers
1589.010.21188.710.1+39
Machinery Operators And Drivers
20311.610.716011.711.1+42
map this data in atlas.idLabourers20511.710.319113.911.2+14
Inadequately described
442.52.5544.02.3-10

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, Rural Balance: 12.3% Professionals, Rural Balance: 11.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Rural Balance: 18.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Rural Balance: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rural Balance: 14.7% Sales Workers, Rural Balance: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rural Balance: 11.6% Labourers, Rural Balance: 11.7% Inadequately described, Rural Balance: 2.5%
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, Rural Balance: +33 Professionals, Rural Balance: +88 Technicians and Trades Workers, Rural Balance: +58 Community and Personal Service Workers, Rural Balance: +42 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Rural Balance: +72 Sales Workers, Rural Balance: +39 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Rural Balance: +42 Labourers, Rural Balance: +14 Inadequately described, Rural Balance: -10
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 Rural Balance in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (316 people or 18.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (257 people or 14.7%)
  • Managers (215 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 788 people in total or 45.1% 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 9.7% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (12.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.1% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.6% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 16.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Rural Balance increased by 379 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+88 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+72 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+58 persons)