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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 than any other occupation.

Mornington Peninsula Shire'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 Mornington Peninsula Shire'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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Mornington Peninsula Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Managers
9,55114.113.28,47613.312.5+1,075
Professionals
12,71018.825.011,55218.224.1+1,158
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,94317.712.611,86718.713.4+76
Community and Personal Service Workers
7,99111.810.26,64010.48.9+1,351
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8,11412.013.98,04012.615.3+74
Sales Workers
7,27710.89.76,96210.99.7+315
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,7434.15.62,9344.65.9-191
map this data in atlas.idLabourers6,1129.18.15,8569.28.0+256
Not stated or inadequately described
4660.70.71,3002.02.3-834

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Greater Melbourne: 13.2% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.9% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Managers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 14.1% Professionals, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 17.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 12.0% Sales Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.1% Labourers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 9.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,075 Professionals, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,158 Technicians and Trades Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +76 Community and Personal Service Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,351 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +74 Sales Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +315 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -191 Labourers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +256
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (12,710 people or 18.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,943 people or 17.7%)
  • Managers (9,551 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 34,204 people in total or 50.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 25.0% in Professionals; 12.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.2% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.7% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.8% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.8% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.0% compared to 13.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 3,874 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Mornington Peninsula Shire were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,351 persons)
  • Professionals (+1,158 persons)
  • Managers (+1,075 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+315 persons)

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