City of Greater Geelong

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Greater Geelong, 22.3% 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 Greater Geelong will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Greater Geelong;
  • 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 Greater Geelong, 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 Greater Geelong 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 Greater Geelong - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers10,08410.613.58,73610.113.2+1,348
Professionals21,19522.323.217,92620.822.3+3,269
Technicians and Trades Workers12,80813.513.112,92015.013.8-112
Community and Personal Service Workers12,30212.910.69,73311.39.3+2,569
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,11812.713.311,21913.014.4+899
Sales Workers10,61911.29.79,69311.29.7+926
Machinery Operators And Drivers5,3875.75.85,5446.46.1-157
Labourers9,1169.69.08,70010.19.0+416
Inadequately described or not stated1,4421.51.71,8132.12.2-371
Total Persons95,071100.0100.086,284100.0100.0+8,787

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 Greater Geelong in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (21,195 local workers or 22.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,808 local workers or 13.5%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (12,302 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 46,305 people in total or 48.7% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.2% as Professionals; 13.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 10.6% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.9% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.2% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (22.3% compared to 23.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+3,269 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,569 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,348 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+926 local workers)

City of Greater Geelong

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