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South Gippsland Shire

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in South Gippsland Shire in 2011 than any other occupation.

South Gippsland 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 South Gippsland 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
South Gippsland Shire - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,74522.015.22,91525.416.4-170
Professionals
1,71313.716.71,46212.715.5+251
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,89115.115.41,67114.615.3+220
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,0528.410.38587.59.1+194
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,26910.211.71,19910.411.7+70
Sales Workers
1,1108.99.79318.19.9+179
Machinery Operators And Drivers
9247.46.98237.27.0+101
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,54512.412.31,43712.513.3+108
Inadequately described
2431.92.01871.61.8+56

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 VIC: 15.2% Professionals, Regional VIC: 16.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional VIC: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional VIC: 10.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional VIC: 11.7% Sales Workers, Regional VIC: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional VIC: 6.9% Labourers, Regional VIC: 12.3% Inadequately described, Regional VIC: 2.0% Managers, South Gippsland Shire: 22.0% Professionals, South Gippsland Shire: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Gippsland Shire: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Gippsland Shire: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Gippsland Shire: 10.2% Sales Workers, South Gippsland Shire: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Gippsland Shire: 7.4% Labourers, South Gippsland Shire: 12.4% Inadequately described, South Gippsland Shire: 1.9%
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, South Gippsland Shire: -170 Professionals, South Gippsland Shire: +251 Technicians and Trades Workers, South Gippsland Shire: +220 Community and Personal Service Workers, South Gippsland Shire: +194 Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Gippsland Shire: +70 Sales Workers, South Gippsland Shire: +179 Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Gippsland Shire: +101 Labourers, South Gippsland Shire: +108 Inadequately described, South Gippsland Shire: +56
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (2,745 people or 22.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,891 people or 15.1%)
  • Professionals (1,713 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,349 people in total or 50.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional VIC employed 15.2% in Managers; 15.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 16.7% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of South Gippsland Shire and Regional VIC were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (22.0% compared to 15.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 16.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.4% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.2% compared to 11.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Gippsland Shire increased by 1,009 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+251 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+220 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+194 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+179 persons)

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