City of Greater Geelong

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Greater Geelong 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 Greater Geelong'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 Greater Geelong 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers11,08710.713.59,82810.313.2+1,259
Professionals21,53120.823.318,62519.522.3+2,906
Technicians and Trades Workers15,52815.013.115,49616.213.9+32
Community and Personal Service Workers13,39812.910.610,74411.39.3+2,654
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,65112.213.312,19112.814.4+460
Sales Workers10,83610.59.710,02310.59.7+813
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,2036.05.86,3746.76.1-171
Labourers10,66510.39.010,10610.69.0+559
Inadequately described or not stated1,6721.61.72,0052.12.2-333
Total Persons103,571100.0100.095,392100.0100.0+8,179

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 resident workers in the City of Greater Geelong in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (21,531 people or 20.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (15,528 people or 15.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (13,398 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 50,457 people in total or 48.7% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.3% in Professionals; 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 10.6% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Greater Geelong and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.8% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Greater Geelong increased by 8,179 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Greater Geelong were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+2,906 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,654 persons)
  • Managers (+1,259 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+813 persons)

City of Greater Geelong

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