City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the City of Brimbank 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, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the City of Brimbank's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Brimbank 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. MiningNumber%. Mining2011 - 2016
Managers6,6658.314.45,9577.812.1+708
Professionals11,58714.514.410,47713.727.3+1,110
Technicians and Trades Workers11,08313.921.111,30514.810.1-222
Community and Personal Service Workers8,47110.607,1219.30+1,350
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,98913.716.711,57315.214.1-584
Sales Workers8,01510.007,60410.00+411
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,41111.833.39,12812.028.3+283
Labourers11,82514.8010,71314.03.0+1,112
Inadequately described or not stated1,9732.502,4923.35.1-519
Total Persons80,019100.0100.076,370100.0100.0+3,649

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (11,825 people or 14.8%)
  • Professionals (11,587 people or 14.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,083 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 34,495 people in total or 43.1% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, the Mining workforce in the City of Brimbank employed 0% in Labourers; 14.4% in Professionals and 21.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Brimbank and Mining were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.8% compared to 33.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.9% compared to 21.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (8.3% compared to 14.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.7% compared to 16.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Brimbank increased by 3,649 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Brimbank were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,350 persons)
  • Labourers (+1,112 persons)
  • Professionals (+1,110 persons)
  • Managers (+708 persons)

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