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Local labour force - Occupations of employment

There are more professionals in the City of Boroondara local labour force than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age Structure, Educational Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of City of Boroondara's labour force.

When comparing the occupations of the people who reside in City of Boroondara (The local labour force) with those who work in the City of Boroondara (The workforce), Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local labour force occupations
City of Boroondara 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Managers14,22817.712.513,66717.712.5+561
Professionals31,12338.824.129,34438.122.5+1,779
Technicians and Trades Workers5,0396.313.44,7556.213.6+284
Community and Personal Service Workers6,1087.68.95,4597.18.1+649
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,04613.815.311,09914.415.9-53
Sales Workers7,3029.19.77,3439.510.2-41
Machinery Operators And Drivers9891.25.91,1581.56.4-169
Labourers2,7183.48.02,7963.68.7-78
Inadequately described or not stated1,7422.22.31,3861.82.0+356

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local labour force occupations, 2011
Local labour force occupations, 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 or not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Boroondara: 17.7% Professionals, City of Boroondara: 38.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: 6.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: 7.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: 13.8% Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: 9.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: 1.2% Labourers, City of Boroondara: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local labour force occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Boroondara: +561 Professionals, City of Boroondara: +1,779 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Boroondara: +284 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Boroondara: +649 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Boroondara: -53 Sales Workers, City of Boroondara: -41 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Boroondara: -169 Labourers, City of Boroondara: -78 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Boroondara: +356
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Boroondara in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (31,123 people or 38.8%)
  • Managers (14,228 people or 17.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,046 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 56,397 people in total or 70.2% of the employed local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.1% in Professionals; 12.5% in Managers; and 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Boroondara and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (38.8% compared to 24.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 12.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.2% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Boroondara increased by 3,288 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Boroondara were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,779 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+649 people)
  • Managers (+561 people)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (+356 people)

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