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West Region

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in West Region in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
West Region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
Managers
99311.213.796711.013.5+26
Professionals
2,49228.233.82,41427.433.1+78
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,08112.210.01,08212.310.3-1
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,08512.310.995510.89.7+130
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,20613.713.21,36515.514.3-159
Sales Workers
8309.48.58279.49.0+3
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2793.22.23143.62.4-35
map this data in atlas.idLabourers7658.76.57989.16.4-33
Not stated or inadequately described
310.40.3951.11.3-64

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, City of Mitcham: 13.7% Professionals, City of Mitcham: 33.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Mitcham: 10.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Mitcham: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Mitcham: 13.2% Sales Workers, City of Mitcham: 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Labourers, City of Mitcham: 6.5% Managers, West Region: 11.2% Professionals, West Region: 28.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, West Region: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, West Region: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Region: 13.7% Sales Workers, West Region: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Region: 3.2% Labourers, West Region: 8.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, West Region: +26 Professionals, West Region: +78 Technicians and Trades Workers, West Region: -1 Community and Personal Service Workers, West Region: +130 Clerical and Administrative Workers, West Region: -159 Sales Workers, West Region: +3 Machinery Operators And Drivers, West Region: -35 Labourers, West Region: -33
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,492 people or 28.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,206 people or 13.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,085 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,783 people in total or 54.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 33.8% in Professionals; 13.2% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.9% in Community and Personal Service 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 Technicians and Trades Workers (12.2% compared to 10.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (8.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (28.2% compared to 33.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (11.2% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Region increased by 15 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in West Region were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-159 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+130 persons)
  • Professionals (+78 persons)

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