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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as technicians and trades workers in the City of Whittlesea than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population 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 Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating City of Whittlesea'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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Whittlesea20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Victoria - ATSI %Number%Victoria - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers194.87.7186.98.2+1
Professionals5313.315.63312.714.4+20
Technicians and Trades Workers7017.515.44517.414.5+25
Community and Personal Service Workers5814.516.33915.113.8+19
Clerical and Administrative Workers4411.013.44015.413.6+4
Sales Workers348.57.32610.07.9+8
Machinery Operators And Drivers389.57.72911.28.5+9
Labourers5413.513.2228.515.1+32
Inadequately described297.33.372.74.1+22

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, Victoria - ATSI: 7.7% Professionals, Victoria - ATSI: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 16.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 13.4% Sales Workers, Victoria - ATSI: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Victoria - ATSI: 7.7% Labourers, Victoria - ATSI: 13.2% Inadequately described, Victoria - ATSI: 3.3% Managers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 4.8% Professionals, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 13.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 17.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 14.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 11.0% Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 9.5% Labourers, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 13.5% Inadequately described, City of Whittlesea - ATSI: 7.3%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1 Professionals, City of Whittlesea: +20 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea: +25 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea: +19 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea: +4 Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea: +8 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea: +9 Labourers, City of Whittlesea: +32 Inadequately described, City of Whittlesea: +22
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in City of Whittlesea in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (70 people or 17.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (58 people or 14.5%)
  • Labourers (54 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 182 people in total or 45.6% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of the City of Whittlesea and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Victoria - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.5% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (4.8% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (13.3% compared to 15.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in City of Whittlesea increased by 140 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of City of Whittlesea between 2006 and 2011.

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