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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in the City of Whittlesea in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Whittlesea - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers
6,6909.412.54,9609.012.5+1,730
Professionals
10,55314.824.16,62212.022.5+3,931
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers11,55316.213.49,45117.113.6+2,102
Community and Personal Service Workers
6,7479.48.94,6688.48.2+2,079
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,70316.415.39,10416.515.9+2,599
Sales Workers
7,91911.19.76,10711.110.2+1,812
Machinery Operators And Drivers
6,6099.25.95,85310.66.4+756
map this data in atlas.idLabourers7,98711.28.07,16613.08.7+821
Inadequately described
1,7372.42.31,3352.42.0+402

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 Melbourne: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Whittlesea: 9.4% Professionals, City of Whittlesea: 14.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea: 9.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea: 16.4% Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea: 9.2% Labourers, City of Whittlesea: 11.2% Inadequately described, City of Whittlesea: 2.4%
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: +1,730 Professionals, City of Whittlesea: +3,931 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whittlesea: +2,102 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whittlesea: +2,079 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whittlesea: +2,599 Sales Workers, City of Whittlesea: +1,812 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whittlesea: +756 Labourers, City of Whittlesea: +821 Inadequately described, City of Whittlesea: +402
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 City of Whittlesea in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,703 people or 16.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,553 people or 16.2%)
  • Professionals (10,553 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,809 people in total or 47.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 24.1% in Professionals.

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 (9.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (11.2% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (14.8% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.4% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Whittlesea increased by 16,232 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+3,931 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+2,599 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,102 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,079 persons)

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