In the City of Brimbank (Retail Trade), 52.1% of workers were Sales Workers, compared to 53.8% 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Brimbank - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||381||5.6||5.6||349||5.3||6.0||+32|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||54||0.8||0.9||72||1.1||0.9||-18|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||454||6.7||6.5||450||6.8||7.3||+4|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||585||8.6||3.9||443||6.7||3.9||+142|
|Inadequately described or not stated||30||0.4||0.5||55||0.8||0.9||-25|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Brimbank in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Sales Workers (3,548 local workers or 52.1%)
- Managers (1,001 local workers or 14.7%)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (585 local workers or 8.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,134 people in total or 75.4% of the Retail Trade local workers.
In comparison, Victoria employed 53.8% as Sales Workers; 16.2% as Managers and 3.9% as Machinery Operators And Drivers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Brimbank and Victoria were:
- A larger percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.6% compared to 3.9%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Sales Workers (52.1% compared to 53.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 16.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers(Retail Trade) employed as Professionals (4.2% compared to 5.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Brimbank between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+142 local workers)
- Professionals (+63 local workers)
- Labourers (+36 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+32 local workers)