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Local labour force - Occupations of employment

There are more clerical and administrative workers in the City of Brimbank 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 Brimbank's labour force.

When comparing the occupations of the people who reside in City of Brimbank (The local labour force) with those who work in the City of Brimbank (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 Brimbank 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2006 to 2011
Managers5,9467.812.55,2257.712.5+721
Professionals10,47513.724.18,01911.822.5+2,456
Technicians and Trades Workers11,33114.813.410,53215.513.6+799
Community and Personal Service Workers7,1219.38.95,2597.78.1+1,862
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,57815.215.310,73115.815.9+847
Sales Workers7,60310.09.77,12810.510.2+475
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,13712.05.98,66712.76.4+470
Labourers10,70914.08.010,39015.38.7+319
Inadequately described or not stated2,4843.32.32,1113.12.0+373

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 Brimbank: 7.8% Professionals, City of Brimbank: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Brimbank: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Brimbank: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Brimbank: 15.2% Sales Workers, City of Brimbank: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Brimbank: 12.0% Labourers, City of Brimbank: 14.0% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: 3.3%
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 Brimbank: +721 Professionals, City of Brimbank: +2,456 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Brimbank: +799 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Brimbank: +1,862 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Brimbank: +847 Sales Workers, City of Brimbank: +475 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Brimbank: +470 Labourers, City of Brimbank: +319 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Brimbank: +373
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 Brimbank in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,578 people or 15.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,331 people or 14.8%)
  • Labourers (10,709 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,618 people in total or 44.0% of the employed local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 8.0% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.0% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (14.0% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (7.8% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Brimbank increased by 8,322 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,456 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,862 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+847 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+799 people)

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