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 Cardinia Shire'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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
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|Resident workers occupations|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||8,196||18.2||13.1||6,880||19.0||13.9||+1,316|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||4,763||10.6||10.6||3,254||9.0||9.3||+1,509|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||6,314||14.0||13.3||5,271||14.5||14.4||+1,043|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||3,712||8.3||5.8||3,111||8.6||6.1||+601|
|Inadequately described or not stated||701||1.6||1.7||723||2.0||2.2||-22|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Cardinia Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (8,196 people or 18.2%)
- Professionals (6,539 people or 14.5%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (6,314 people or 14.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 21,049 people in total or 46.8% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Victoria employed 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.3% in Professionals and 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (14.5% compared to 23.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.2% compared to 13.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.3% compared to 5.8%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.8% compared to 13.5%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire increased by 8,692 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,509 persons)
- Professionals (+1,496 persons)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,316 persons)
- Sales Workers (+1,057 persons)