Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Occupation of employment

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

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Serpentine Jarrahdale - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,04411.811.487413.711.2+170
Professionals
1,03311.721.765110.220.3+382
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,90721.616.11,39021.816.1+517
Community and Personal Service Workers
7798.89.75268.39.1+253
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,39015.815.397015.215.6+420
Sales Workers
6967.99.04967.89.9+200
Machinery Operators And Drivers
97211.06.669811.06.5+274
map this data in atlas.idLabourers8629.88.865610.39.9+206
Inadequately described
1331.51.41031.61.5+30

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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.8% Professionals, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 21.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 15.8% Sales Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 7.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 11.0% Labourers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 9.8% Inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.5%
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale: +170 Professionals, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +382 Technicians and Trades Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +517 Community and Personal Service Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +253 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +420 Sales Workers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +200 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +274 Labourers, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +206 Inadequately described, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +30
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 Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,907 people or 21.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,390 people or 15.8%)
  • Managers (1,044 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,341 people in total or 49.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Perth employed 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 11.4% in Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (21.6% compared to 16.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.7% compared to 21.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (7.9% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale increased by 2,452 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+517 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+420 persons)
  • Professionals (+382 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+274 persons)

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