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 Kingston'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|
|City of Kingston||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||9,921||13.4||13.1||10,114||14.4||13.9||-193|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||7,189||9.7||10.6||6,232||8.9||9.3||+957|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||11,293||15.2||13.3||11,617||16.5||14.4||-324|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||3,243||4.4||5.8||3,654||5.2||6.1||-411|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,158||1.6||1.7||1,546||2.2||2.2||-388|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Kingston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (18,037 people or 24.3%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,293 people or 15.2%)
- Managers (10,367 people or 14.0%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 39,697 people in total or 53.6% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, Victoria employed 23.3% in Professionals; 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 13.5% in Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Kingston and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (6.9% compared to 9.0%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.2% compared to 13.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.4% compared to 5.8%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (24.3% compared to 23.3%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Kingston increased by 3,712 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Kingston were those employed as:
- Professionals (+2,324 persons)
- Managers (+1,279 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+957 persons)
- Sales Workers (+435 persons)