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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Whittlesea in 2016 than any other occupation.

The City of Whittlesea'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 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Whittlesea - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
Managers
8,6299.713.26,6909.412.5+1,939
Professionals
14,35716.225.010,55314.824.1+3,804
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers13,62815.412.611,55316.213.4+2,075
Community and Personal Service Workers
10,07711.410.26,7479.48.9+3,330
Clerical and Administrative Workers
13,10614.813.911,70316.415.3+1,403
Sales Workers
9,79311.19.77,91911.19.7+1,874
Machinery Operators And Drivers
7,8448.95.66,6099.25.9+1,235
map this data in atlas.idLabourers9,50710.78.17,98711.28.0+1,520
Not stated or inadequately described
7540.90.71,7372.42.3-983

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 Melbourne: 13.2% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 10.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.9% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.6% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Managers, City of Whittlesea: 9.7% Professionals, City of Whittlesea: 16.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea: 14.8% Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea: 8.9% Labourers, City of Whittlesea: 10.7%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1,939 Professionals, City of Whittlesea: +3,804 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea: +2,075 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea: +3,330 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea: +1,403 Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea: +1,874 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea: +1,235 Labourers, City of Whittlesea: +1,520
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 City of Whittlesea in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,357 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,628 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,106 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 41,091 people in total or 46.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 25.0% in Professionals; 12.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 13.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Whittlesea and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Whittlesea increased by 17,058 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+3,804 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,330 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,075 persons)
  • Managers (+1,939 persons)

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