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Shire of Murray

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Shire of Murray in 2011 than any other occupation.

Shire of Murray'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 Shire of Murray'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 Murray - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Managers64911.111.460512.811.2+44
Professionals61510.521.74559.620.3+160
Technicians and Trades Workers1,26521.716.193019.716.1+335
Community and Personal Service Workers5489.49.73948.49.1+154
Clerical and Administrative Workers60010.315.34409.315.6+160
Sales Workers4908.49.04148.89.9+76
Machinery Operators And Drivers83414.36.665613.96.5+178
Labourers74412.78.871215.19.9+32
Inadequately described951.61.41102.31.5-15

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 Perth: 11.4% Professionals, Greater Perth: 21.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Perth: 16.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Perth: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Perth: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Perth: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Perth: 6.6% Labourers, Greater Perth: 8.8% Inadequately described, Greater Perth: 1.4% Managers, Shire of Murray: 11.1% Professionals, Shire of Murray: 10.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Murray: 21.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Murray: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Murray: 10.3% Sales Workers, Shire of Murray: 8.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Murray: 14.3% Labourers, Shire of Murray: 12.7% Inadequately described, Shire of Murray: 1.6%
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 Murray: +44 Professionals, Shire of Murray: +160 Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Murray: +335 Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Murray: +154 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Murray: +160 Sales Workers, Shire of Murray: +76 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Murray: +178 Labourers, Shire of Murray: +32 Inadequately described, Shire of Murray: -15
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 Murray in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,265 people or 21.7%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (834 people or 14.3%)
  • Labourers (744 people or 12.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,843 people in total or 48.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.6% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 8.8% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Shire of Murray and Greater Perth were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.3% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.7% compared to 16.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (10.5% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.3% compared to 15.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Murray increased by 1,124 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+335 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+178 persons)
  • Professionals (+160 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+160 persons)

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