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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Mornington Peninsula Shire - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers
8,47613.312.57,68613.312.5+790
Professionals
11,55218.224.19,93117.222.5+1,621
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,86718.713.410,73118.613.6+1,136
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,64010.48.95,81510.18.2+825
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8,04012.615.37,42212.815.9+618
Sales Workers
6,96210.99.76,52811.310.2+434
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,9344.65.92,9005.06.4+34
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5,8569.28.05,7349.98.7+122
Inadequately described
1,3002.02.31,0561.82.0+244

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, Greater Melbourne: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +790 Professionals, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,621 Technicians and Trades Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,136 Community and Personal Service Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +825 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +618 Sales Workers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +434 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +34 Labourers, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +122 Inadequately described, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +244
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,867 people or 18.7%)
  • Professionals (11,552 people or 18.2%)
  • Managers (8,476 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 31,895 people in total or 50.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 24.1% in Professionals; and 12.5% 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 (18.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.4% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.2% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.6% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Mornington Peninsula Shire increased by 5,824 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,621 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,136 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+825 persons)
  • Managers (+790 persons)