City of Brimbank

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Brimbank, 16.6% of workers were Professionals, compared to 23.2% in Victoria.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the City of Brimbank will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Brimbank;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Brimbank, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Brimbank in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
City of Brimbank - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers9,04313.613.18,50114.613.8+542
Community and Personal Service Workers6,0689.110.64,8968.49.3+1,172
Clerical and Administrative Workers8,99213.513.38,33614.314.4+656
Sales Workers6,81110.29.76,22210.79.7+589
Machinery Operators And Drivers8,62313.05.87,31712.66.1+1,306
Inadequately described or not stated1,3532.01.71,4792.52.2-126
Total Persons66,496100.0100.058,209100.0100.0+8,287

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,038 local workers or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (9,043 local workers or 13.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,992 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 29,073 people in total or 43.7% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.2% as Professionals; 13.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.3% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.0% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.6% compared to 23.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.2% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.7% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,010 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+1,306 local workers)
  • Labourers (+1,185 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,172 local workers)

City of Brimbank

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