City of Brimbank

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Construction) Technicians and Trades Workers 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%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers3,16751.351.63,22654.453.4-59
Community and Personal Service Workers150.20.2180.30.2-3
Clerical and Administrative Workers4517.38.94317.39.4+20
Sales Workers931.51.5631.11.1+30
Machinery Operators And Drivers4427.26.23766.36.1+66
Inadequately described or not stated661.10.9841.41.0-18
Total Persons6,179100.0100.05,934100.0100.0+245

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:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,167 people or 51.3%)
  • Labourers (1,222 people or 19.8%)
  • Managers (551 people or 8.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,940 people in total or 79.9% of the resident workers (Construction).

In comparison, Victoria employed 51.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 14.6% in Labourers and 12.3% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Construction) of the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Labourers (19.8% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Managers (8.9% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (7.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Construction) employed as Professionals (2.8% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Construction) in the City of Brimbank increased by 245 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:

  • Managers (+160 persons)
  • Labourers (+71 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+66 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-59 persons)

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