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Shire of Morawa

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Shire of Morawa in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Shire of Morawa'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 the Shire of Morawa'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
Shire of Morawa - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Managers11027.615.113035.617.1-20
Professionals4110.313.34612.612.6-5
Technicians and Trades Workers5112.818.93910.717.4+12
Community and Personal Service Workers389.58.5318.58.0+7
Clerical and Administrative Workers4010.011.4297.910.9+11
Sales Workers215.37.1123.37.7+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers4912.311.3195.29.9+30
Labourers4210.512.85013.714.6-8
Inadequately described71.81.692.51.7-2

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, Regional WA: 15.1% Professionals, Regional WA: 13.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional WA: 18.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional WA: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional WA: 11.4% Sales Workers, Regional WA: 7.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional WA: 11.3% Labourers, Regional WA: 12.8% Inadequately described, Regional WA: 1.6% Managers, Shire of Morawa: 27.6% Professionals, Shire of Morawa: 10.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Morawa: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Morawa: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Morawa: 10.0% Sales Workers, Shire of Morawa: 5.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Morawa: 12.3% Labourers, Shire of Morawa: 10.5% Inadequately described, Shire of Morawa: 1.8%
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, Shire of Morawa: -20 Professionals, Shire of Morawa: -5 Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Morawa: +12 Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Morawa: +7 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Morawa: +11 Sales Workers, Shire of Morawa: +9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Morawa: +30 Labourers, Shire of Morawa: -8 Inadequately described, Shire of Morawa: -2
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 Shire of Morawa in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (110 people or 27.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (51 people or 12.8%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (49 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 210 people in total or 52.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 15.1% in Managers; 18.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.3% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Shire of Morawa and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (27.6% compared to 15.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.8% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (10.3% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (10.5% compared to 12.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Morawa increased by 34 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in the Shire of Morawa between 2006 and 2011.

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