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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Lower Mitcham in 2011 than any other occupation.

Lower 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 Lower 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
Lower Mitcham - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Managers
15014.013.513513.413.8+14
Professionals
37434.933.135935.532.3+15
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1019.510.3898.810.6+12
Community and Personal Service Workers
999.29.7787.78.8+21
Clerical and Administrative Workers
15814.714.317016.814.9-12
Sales Workers
11010.29.0878.69.3+22
Machinery Operators And Drivers
252.32.4242.42.7+1
map this data in atlas.idLabourers504.76.4656.46.6-14
Inadequately described
40.41.360.61.1-2

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, Lower Mitcham: 14.0% Professionals, Lower Mitcham: 34.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Lower Mitcham: 9.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Lower Mitcham: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Lower Mitcham: 14.7% Sales Workers, Lower Mitcham: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Lower Mitcham: 2.3% Labourers, Lower Mitcham: 4.7% Inadequately described, Lower Mitcham: 0.4%
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, Lower Mitcham: +14 Professionals, Lower Mitcham: +15 Technicians and Trades Workers, Lower Mitcham: +12 Community and Personal Service Workers, Lower Mitcham: +21 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Lower Mitcham: -12 Sales Workers, Lower Mitcham: +22 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Lower Mitcham: +1 Labourers, Lower Mitcham: -14 Inadequately described, Lower Mitcham: -2
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 Lower Mitcham in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (374 people or 34.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (158 people or 14.7%)
  • Managers (150 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 682 people in total or 63.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 33.1% in Professionals; 14.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.5% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (34.9% compared to 33.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.2% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.7% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Lower Mitcham increased by 58 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Lower Mitcham between 2006 and 2011.