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Somerville

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Somerville in 2011 than any other occupation.

Somerville'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 Somerville'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
Somerville - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
Managers
61810.913.356310.513.3+55
Professionals
78113.818.267912.717.2+101
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,17120.718.71,07019.918.6+101
Community and Personal Service Workers
5559.810.44979.310.1+58
Clerical and Administrative Workers
81614.412.681915.312.8-3
Sales Workers
64011.310.962611.711.3+15
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3926.94.63897.25.0+3
map this data in atlas.idLabourers56510.09.260811.39.9-42
Inadequately described
1152.02.01152.11.80

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 13.3% Professionals, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.6% Sales Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.6% Labourers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.2% Inadequately described, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 2.0% Managers, Somerville: 10.9% Professionals, Somerville: 13.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Somerville: 20.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Somerville: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Somerville: 14.4% Sales Workers, Somerville: 11.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Somerville: 6.9% Labourers, Somerville: 10.0% Inadequately described, Somerville: 2.0%
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, Somerville: +55 Professionals, Somerville: +101 Technicians and Trades Workers, Somerville: +101 Community and Personal Service Workers, Somerville: +58 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Somerville: -3 Sales Workers, Somerville: +15 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Somerville: +3 Labourers, Somerville: -42 Inadequately described, Somerville: 0
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 Somerville in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,171 people or 20.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (816 people or 14.4%)
  • Professionals (781 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,768 people in total or 49.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Mornington Peninsula Shire employed 18.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 18.2% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Somerville and Mornington Peninsula Shire were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.9% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.7% compared to 18.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (13.8% compared to 18.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.9% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Somerville increased by 287 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+101 persons)
  • Professionals (+101 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+58 persons)
  • Managers (+55 persons)