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Essendon West

Occupation of employment

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

Essendon West'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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
Managers
8813.213.97712.213.1+11
Professionals
18527.927.818128.525.8+5
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers8612.911.18613.611.80
Community and Personal Service Workers
639.58.6446.98.4+20
Clerical and Administrative Workers
10315.617.112319.417.7-19
Sales Workers
659.89.6568.89.9+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers
182.73.9223.54.6-4
map this data in atlas.idLabourers375.65.9345.36.7+4
Inadequately described
182.72.3121.82.0+6

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 West: 13.2% Professionals, Essendon West: 27.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Essendon West: 12.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Essendon West: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Essendon West: 15.6% Sales Workers, Essendon West: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Essendon West: 2.7% Labourers, Essendon West: 5.6% Inadequately described, Essendon West: 2.7%
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 West: +11 Professionals, Essendon West: +5 Technicians and Trades Workers, Essendon West: 0 Community and Personal Service Workers, Essendon West: +20 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Essendon West: -19 Sales Workers, Essendon West: +9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Essendon West: -4 Labourers, Essendon West: +4 Inadequately described, Essendon West: +6
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (185 people or 27.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (103 people or 15.6%)
  • Managers (88 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 376 people in total or 56.7% 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 West and the City of Moonee Valley were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.6% compared to 17.1%)
  • 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 West increased by 30 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.