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Shire of Plantagenet

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Shire of Plantagenet in 2011 than any other occupation.

The Shire of Plantagenet'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 the Shire of Plantagenet'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 Plantagenet - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
Managers56325.915.160930.317.1-46
Professionals23110.613.321310.612.6+18
Technicians and Trades Workers26512.218.921410.617.4+51
Community and Personal Service Workers1878.68.51326.68.0+55
Clerical and Administrative Workers2159.911.41597.910.9+56
Sales Workers1336.17.11115.57.7+22
Machinery Operators And Drivers1838.411.31547.79.9+29
Labourers37117.112.838819.314.6-17
Inadequately described251.21.6321.61.7-7

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, Regional WA: 15.1% Professionals, Regional WA: 13.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional WA: 18.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional WA: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional WA: 11.4% Sales Workers, Regional WA: 7.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional WA: 11.3% Labourers, Regional WA: 12.8% Inadequately described, Regional WA: 1.6% Managers, Shire of Plantagenet: 25.9% Professionals, Shire of Plantagenet: 10.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: 12.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: 9.9% Sales Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: 6.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Plantagenet: 8.4% Labourers, Shire of Plantagenet: 17.1% Inadequately described, Shire of Plantagenet: 1.2%
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 Plantagenet: -46 Professionals, Shire of Plantagenet: +18 Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: +51 Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: +55 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: +56 Sales Workers, Shire of Plantagenet: +22 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Plantagenet: +29 Labourers, Shire of Plantagenet: -17 Inadequately described, Shire of Plantagenet: -7
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 Plantagenet in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (563 people or 25.9%)
  • Labourers (371 people or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (265 people or 12.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,199 people in total or 55.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional WA employed 15.1% in Managers; 12.8% in Labourers; and 18.9% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Shire of Plantagenet and Regional WA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (25.9% compared to 15.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (17.1% compared to 12.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (12.2% compared to 18.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.4% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Plantagenet increased by 161 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+56 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+55 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+51 persons)

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