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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Mitcham in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of Mitcham'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 the City of Mitcham'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
City of Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
4,22213.511.14,20513.811.5+17
Professionals
10,32333.121.69,85432.320.4+469
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,22810.314.03,23010.614.2-2
Community and Personal Service Workers
3,0289.710.72,6858.89.6+343
Clerical and Administrative Workers
4,44814.315.44,54514.915.8-97
Sales Workers
2,7999.09.92,8459.310.1-46
Machinery Operators And Drivers
7492.45.88132.76.0-64
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,0046.49.92,0266.611.0-22
Inadequately described
4081.31.63321.11.5+76

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, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 15.4% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Inadequately described, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Managers, City of Mitcham: 13.5% Professionals, City of Mitcham: 33.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Mitcham: 10.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Mitcham: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Sales Workers, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Labourers, City of Mitcham: 6.4% Inadequately described, City of Mitcham: 1.3%
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, City of Mitcham: +17 Professionals, City of Mitcham: +469 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Mitcham: -2 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Mitcham: +343 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Mitcham: -97 Sales Workers, City of Mitcham: -46 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Mitcham: -64 Labourers, City of Mitcham: -22 Inadequately described, City of Mitcham: +76
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 City of Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (10,323 people or 33.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,448 people or 14.3%)
  • Managers (4,222 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 18,993 people in total or 60.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.1% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (33.1% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.3% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (6.4% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Mitcham increased by 674 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+469 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+343 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-97 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-64 persons)