City of Monash

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Monash 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 Monash'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 Monash 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Retail TradeNumber%. Retail Trade2011 - 2016
Managers11,02713.717.29,87712.617.2+1,150
Professionals24,44430.49.322,58028.87.7+1,864
Technicians and Trades Workers8,36410.44.48,92611.45.2-562
Community and Personal Service Workers7,2029.00.96,4888.31.0+714
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,44114.27.112,29815.77.7-857
Sales Workers8,11710.151.77,89810.151.4+219
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,8983.63.23,1394.03.4-241
Labourers5,5236.95.85,4837.05.6+40
Inadequately described or not stated1,3681.70.41,6352.10.8-267
Total Persons80,384100.0100.078,324100.0100.0+2,060

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Monash in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (24,444 people or 30.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,441 people or 14.2%)
  • Managers (11,027 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 46,912 people in total or 58.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, the Retail Trade workforce in the City of Monash employed 9.3% in Professionals; 7.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 17.2% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Monash and Retail Trade were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (10.1% compared to 51.7%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (30.4% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.0% compared to 0.9%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.2% compared to 7.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Monash increased by 2,060 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+1,864 persons)
  • Managers (+1,150 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-857 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+714 persons)

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