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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in West Region in 2011 than any other occupation.

West 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 West 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
West Region - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Managers
96711.013.593511.113.8+32
Professionals
2,41427.433.12,10125.032.3+313
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,08212.310.31,08012.910.6+2
Community and Personal Service Workers
95510.89.78189.78.8+137
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,36515.514.31,38116.414.9-16
Sales Workers
8279.49.07679.19.3+60
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3143.62.43594.32.7-45
map this data in atlas.idLabourers7989.16.48259.86.6-27
Inadequately described
951.11.31321.61.1-37

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, West Region: 11.0% Professionals, West Region: 27.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Region: 12.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Region: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Region: 15.5% Sales Workers, West Region: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Region: 3.6% Labourers, West Region: 9.1% Inadequately described, West Region: 1.1%
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, West Region: +32 Professionals, West Region: +313 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Region: +2 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Region: +137 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Region: -16 Sales Workers, West Region: +60 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Region: -45 Labourers, West Region: -27 Inadequately described, West Region: -37
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 West Region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,414 people or 27.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,365 people or 15.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,082 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,861 people in total or 55.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 33.1% in Professionals; 14.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (9.1% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.3% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (27.4% compared to 33.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (11.0% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Region increased by 419 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+313 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+137 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+60 persons)