City of Port Phillip

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In City of Port Phillip, 31.1% 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 City of Port Phillip will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Port Phillip;
  • 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 City of Port Phillip, 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, City of Port Phillip 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 Port Phillip - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers7,1749.413.17,02310.013.8+151
Community and Personal Service Workers6,2458.210.65,4937.89.3+752
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,70915.413.312,68118.114.4-972
Sales Workers6,2568.29.75,3787.79.7+878
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6372.25.81,4822.16.1+155
Inadequately described or not stated1,2721.71.71,5922.32.2-320
Total Persons75,937100.0100.070,071100.0100.0+5,866

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 City of Port Phillip in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (23,615 local workers or 31.1%)
  • Managers (14,684 local workers or 19.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,709 local workers or 15.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 50,008 people in total or 65.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.2% as Professionals; 13.5% as Managers and 13.3% as Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (31.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (19.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (4.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+2,445 local workers)
  • Managers (+2,196 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-972 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+878 local workers)

City of Port Phillip

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