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There were more professionals in Clayton in 2011 than any other occupation.

Clayton'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 Clayton'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
Clayton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Managers
3796.212.63516.812.3+28
Professionals
1,63226.928.81,21723.627.1+416
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers74412.311.463512.311.8+109
Community and Personal Service Workers
68411.38.34949.67.4+190
Clerical and Administrative Workers
78012.815.772614.116.7+54
Sales Workers
66711.010.157711.210.4+90
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3495.74.03777.34.7-28
map this data in atlas.idLabourers69111.47.064112.47.6+50
Inadequately described
1472.42.11462.82.0+1

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 Monash: 12.6% Professionals, City of Monash: 28.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Monash: 11.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Monash: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Monash: 15.7% Sales Workers, City of Monash: 10.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Monash: 4.0% Labourers, City of Monash: 7.0% Inadequately described, City of Monash: 2.1% Managers, Clayton: 6.2% Professionals, Clayton: 26.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Clayton: 12.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Clayton: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Clayton: 12.8% Sales Workers, Clayton: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Clayton: 5.7% Labourers, Clayton: 11.4% Inadequately described, Clayton: 2.4%
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, Clayton: +28 Professionals, Clayton: +416 Technicians and Trades Workers, Clayton: +109 Community and Personal Service Workers, Clayton: +190 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Clayton: +54 Sales Workers, Clayton: +90 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Clayton: -28 Labourers, Clayton: +50 Inadequately described, Clayton: +1
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 Clayton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,632 people or 26.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (780 people or 12.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (744 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,156 people in total or 52.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Monash employed 28.8% in Professionals; 15.7% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Clayton and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (11.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.3% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.8% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Clayton increased by 910 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+416 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+190 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+109 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+90 persons)