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Oakleigh South

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Oakleigh South in 2011 than any other occupation.

Oakleigh South'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 Oakleigh South'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
Oakleigh South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
Managers
28212.112.622910.612.3+53
Professionals
55023.628.848222.427.1+68
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers30713.211.429413.711.8+13
Community and Personal Service Workers
2149.28.31697.97.4+45
Clerical and Administrative Workers
37516.115.737317.316.7+2
Sales Workers
2159.210.12029.410.4+13
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1426.14.01356.34.7+7
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1687.27.021710.17.6-49
Inadequately described
733.12.1512.42.0+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 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, Oakleigh South: 12.1% Professionals, Oakleigh South: 23.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Oakleigh South: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Oakleigh South: 9.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Oakleigh South: 16.1% Sales Workers, Oakleigh South: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Oakleigh South: 6.1% Labourers, Oakleigh South: 7.2% Inadequately described, Oakleigh South: 3.1%
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, Oakleigh South: +53 Professionals, Oakleigh South: +68 Technicians and Trades Workers, Oakleigh South: +13 Community and Personal Service Workers, Oakleigh South: +45 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Oakleigh South: +2 Sales Workers, Oakleigh South: +13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Oakleigh South: +7 Labourers, Oakleigh South: -49 Inadequately described, Oakleigh South: +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 Oakleigh South in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (550 people or 23.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (375 people or 16.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (307 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,232 people in total or 53.0% 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 Oakleigh South and City of Monash were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.1% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.2% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (23.6% compared to 28.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Oakleigh South increased by 172 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+68 persons)
  • Managers (+53 persons)