In the City of Kingston, 15.8% 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 Kingston will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Kingston;
- 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 Kingston - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||11,135||15.1||13.1||11,575||15.9||13.8||-440|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,463||8.8||10.6||5,373||7.4||9.3||+1,090|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||9,441||12.8||13.3||10,413||14.3||14.4||-972|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||6,639||9.0||5.8||7,280||10.0||6.1||-641|
|Inadequately described or not stated||1,207||1.6||1.7||1,726||2.4||2.2||-519|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Kingston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (11,668 local workers or 15.8%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (11,135 local workers or 15.1%)
- Managers (10,526 local workers or 14.3%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 33,329 people in total or 45.1% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, Victoria employed 23.2% as Professionals; 13.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 13.5% as Managers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Kingston and Victoria were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.8% compared to 23.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.0% compared to 5.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.4% compared to 9.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.1% compared to 13.1%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Kingston between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,090 local workers)
- Professionals (+1,061 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-972 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (-641 local workers)