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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Bedford Park in 2011 than any other occupation.

Bedford Park'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 Bedford Park'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
Bedford Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Managers
466.913.5293.913.8+17
Professionals
17626.333.120027.132.3-24
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers527.810.3739.910.6-21
Community and Personal Service Workers
10415.59.78711.88.8+17
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8212.314.310414.114.9-22
Sales Workers
8112.19.08811.99.3-7
Machinery Operators And Drivers
243.62.4273.72.7-3
map this data in atlas.idLabourers9714.56.411014.96.6-13
Inadequately described
71.01.3192.61.1-12

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 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% Managers, Bedford Park: 6.9% Professionals, Bedford Park: 26.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Bedford Park: 7.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Bedford Park: 15.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bedford Park: 12.3% Sales Workers, Bedford Park: 12.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bedford Park: 3.6% Labourers, Bedford Park: 14.5% Inadequately described, Bedford Park: 1.0%
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, Bedford Park: +17 Professionals, Bedford Park: -24 Technicians and Trades Workers, Bedford Park: -21 Community and Personal Service Workers, Bedford Park: +17 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Bedford Park: -22 Sales Workers, Bedford Park: -7 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Bedford Park: -3 Labourers, Bedford Park: -13 Inadequately described, Bedford Park: -12
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 Bedford Park in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (176 people or 26.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (104 people or 15.5%)
  • Labourers (97 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 377 people in total or 56.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 33.1% in Professionals; 9.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 6.4% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Bedford Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.5% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (15.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (26.3% compared to 33.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.9% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bedford Park decreased by 68 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Bedford Park between 2006 and 2011.