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Essendon

Occupation of employment

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

Essendon'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 Essendon'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
Essendon - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,50014.913.91,27413.913.1+226
Professionals
2,99829.727.82,62628.625.8+372
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers9569.511.194610.311.8+10
Community and Personal Service Workers
8318.28.67958.78.4+36
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,77417.617.11,66718.217.7+107
Sales Workers
1,00310.09.695310.49.9+50
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2752.73.92893.14.6-14
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5205.25.94675.16.7+53
Inadequately described
2222.22.31521.72.0+70

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 Moonee Valley: 13.9% Professionals, City of Moonee Valley: 27.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Moonee Valley: 11.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Moonee Valley: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Moonee Valley: 17.1% Sales Workers, City of Moonee Valley: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Moonee Valley: 3.9% Labourers, City of Moonee Valley: 5.9% Inadequately described, City of Moonee Valley: 2.3% Managers, Essendon: 14.9% Professionals, Essendon: 29.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Essendon: 9.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Essendon: 8.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Essendon: 17.6% Sales Workers, Essendon: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Essendon: 2.7% Labourers, Essendon: 5.2% Inadequately described, Essendon: 2.2%
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, Essendon: +226 Professionals, Essendon: +372 Technicians and Trades Workers, Essendon: +10 Community and Personal Service Workers, Essendon: +36 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Essendon: +107 Sales Workers, Essendon: +50 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Essendon: -14 Labourers, Essendon: +53 Inadequately described, Essendon: +70
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 Essendon in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,998 people or 29.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,774 people or 17.6%)
  • Managers (1,500 people or 14.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,272 people in total or 62.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Moonee Valley employed 27.8% in Professionals; 17.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.9% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Essendon and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (29.7% compared to 27.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (14.9% compared to 13.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (9.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.7% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

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

  • Professionals (+372 persons)
  • Managers (+226 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+107 persons)
  • Labourers (+53 persons)