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Shire of Murray

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Shire of Murray in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Shire of Murray - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
Managers67910.611.564911.111.4+30
Professionals67910.622.261510.521.7+64
Technicians and Trades Workers1,30020.315.61,26521.716.1+35
Community and Personal Service Workers65410.210.85489.49.7+106
Clerical and Administrative Workers64610.113.660010.315.3+46
Sales Workers6029.49.24908.49.0+112
Machinery Operators And Drivers90614.16.583414.36.6+72
Labourers80812.69.074412.78.8+64
Not stated or inadequately described490.80.6951.61.4-46

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 Perth: 11.5% Professionals, Greater Perth: 22.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Perth: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Perth: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Perth: 13.6% Sales Workers, Greater Perth: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Perth: 6.5% Labourers, Greater Perth: 9.0% Managers, Shire of Murray: 10.6% Professionals, Shire of Murray: 10.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Murray: 20.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Murray: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Murray: 10.1% Sales Workers, Shire of Murray: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Murray: 14.1% Labourers, Shire of Murray: 12.6%
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, Shire of Murray: +30 Professionals, Shire of Murray: +64 Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Murray: +35 Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Murray: +106 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Murray: +46 Sales Workers, Shire of Murray: +112 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Murray: +72 Labourers, Shire of Murray: +64
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,300 people or 20.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (906 people or 14.1%)
  • Labourers (808 people or 12.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,014 people in total or 47.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 15.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.5% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 9.0% 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 (14.1% compared to 6.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (20.3% compared to 15.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (10.6% compared to 22.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Murray increased by 572 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Sales Workers (+112 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+106 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+72 persons)
  • Professionals (+64 persons)

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