City of Whittlesea

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Whittlesea, 19.1% 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 the City of Whittlesea will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Whittlesea;
  • 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 the City of Whittlesea, 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, the City of Whittlesea 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 Whittlesea - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers5,78210.913.54,73710.513.2+1,045
Professionals10,13119.123.27,73717.122.3+2,394
Technicians and Trades Workers7,09213.313.16,84915.213.8+243
Community and Personal Service Workers5,60610.510.63,8408.59.3+1,766
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,30511.913.35,77012.814.4+535
Sales Workers6,90313.09.75,82612.99.7+1,077
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,4428.45.84,0539.06.1+389
Labourers6,03211.49.05,34611.89.0+686
Inadequately described or not stated8481.61.79882.22.2-140
Total Persons53,141100.0100.045,146100.0100.0+7,995

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

  • Professionals (10,131 local workers or 19.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (7,092 local workers or 13.3%)
  • Sales Workers (6,903 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 24,126 people in total or 45.4% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 23.2% as Professionals; 13.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 9.7% as Sales Workers.

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

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (19.1% compared to 23.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.9% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.4% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Professionals (+2,394 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,766 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+1,077 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,045 local workers)

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