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North - East Region

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in North - East Region in 2011 than any other occupation.

North - East Region'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 North - East Region'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
North - East Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,77016.013.51,77916.213.8-9
Professionals
3,96935.933.13,88935.532.3+80
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers9188.310.38868.110.6+32
Community and Personal Service Workers
9718.89.78547.88.8+117
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,48713.514.31,53314.014.9-46
Sales Workers
1,0999.99.01,0729.89.3+27
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1671.52.42252.12.7-58
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5565.06.46355.86.6-79
Inadequately described
1141.01.3920.81.1+22

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, North - East Region: 16.0% Professionals, North - East Region: 35.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, North - East Region: 8.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, North - East Region: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, North - East Region: 13.5% Sales Workers, North - East Region: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, North - East Region: 1.5% Labourers, North - East Region: 5.0% Inadequately described, North - East Region: 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, North - East Region: -9 Professionals, North - East Region: +80 Technicians and Trades Workers, North - East Region: +32 Community and Personal Service Workers, North - East Region: +117 Clerical and Administrative Workers, North - East Region: -46 Sales Workers, North - East Region: +27 Machinery Operators And Drivers, North - East Region: -58 Labourers, North - East Region: -79 Inadequately described, North - East Region: +22
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 North - East Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,969 people or 35.9%)
  • Managers (1,770 people or 16.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,487 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,226 people in total or 65.4% of the employed resident population.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of North - East Region and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (35.9% compared to 33.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (16.0% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (8.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (5.0% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in North - East Region increased by 87 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in North - East Region were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+117 persons)
  • Professionals (+80 persons)
  • Labourers (-79 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-58 persons)