City of Whittlesea

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea'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 Whittlesea 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers8,6299.713.56,6879.413.2+1,942
Professionals14,35716.223.310,54714.822.3+3,810
Technicians and Trades Workers13,62815.413.111,54916.213.9+2,079
Community and Personal Service Workers10,07711.410.66,7499.49.3+3,328
Clerical and Administrative Workers13,10614.813.311,70616.414.4+1,400
Sales Workers9,79311.19.77,92211.19.7+1,871
Machinery Operators And Drivers7,8448.95.86,6109.26.1+1,234
Labourers9,50710.79.07,98711.29.0+1,520
Inadequately described or not stated1,6111.81.71,7332.42.2-122
Total Persons88,552100.0100.071,490100.0100.0+17,062

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 Whittlesea in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (14,357 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,628 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (13,106 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 41,091 people in total or 46.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 23.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Whittlesea increased by 17,062 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Professionals (+3,810 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,328 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,079 persons)
  • Managers (+1,942 persons)

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