City of Brimbank

Local workers - Occupations - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing

In the City of Brimbank (Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing), 30.8% of workers were Labourers, compared to 56.4% 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 - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers5326.456.44036.765.6+13
Professionals115.53.0--02.3--
Technicians and Trades Workers115.56.1109.25.0+1
Community and Personal Service Workers--00.3--00.2--
Clerical and Administrative Workers178.54.432.83.5+14
Sales Workers126.01.632.80.8+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers3517.45.098.33.2+26
Labourers6230.822.24440.418.3+18
Inadequately described or not stated--01.0--01.0--
Total Persons201100.0100.0109100.0100.0+92

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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (62 local workers or 30.8%)
  • Managers (53 local workers or 26.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (35 local workers or 17.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 150 people in total or 74.6% of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 22.2% as Labourers; 56.4% as Managers and 5.0% as Machinery Operators And Drivers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Managers (26.4% compared to 56.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (17.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Labourers (30.8% compared to 22.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing) employed as Sales Workers (6.0% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+26 local workers)
  • Labourers (+18 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+14 local workers)
  • Managers (+13 local workers)

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