City of Knox

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Knox 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 Knox'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 Knox 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers11,76615.213.112,58716.213.9-821
Community and Personal Service Workers7,81010.110.66,8328.89.3+978
Clerical and Administrative Workers12,17515.713.313,25417.114.4-1,079
Sales Workers8,40810.99.78,47710.99.7-69
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,2375.55.84,7206.16.1-483
Inadequately described or not stated1,2161.61.71,4111.82.2-195
Total Persons77,348100.0100.077,591100.0100.0-243

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 Knox in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (16,187 people or 20.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (12,175 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,766 people or 15.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 40,128 people in total or 51.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.3% in Professionals; 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (20.9% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.2% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (12.0% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Knox decreased by 243 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+1,194 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-1,079 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+978 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-821 persons)

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