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1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2007  
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EMPLOYED PERSONS BY OCCUPATION

In November quarter 2007, there were approximately 1,842,200 persons employed full-time in Victoria. The Melbourne MSR accounted for 1,367,400 (74.2%) of total full-time employed persons and the Balance of Victoria MSR, 474,900 persons (25.8%).


In the Melbourne MSR over half of full-time and part-time workers were employed in three occupational categories: Professionals (22.9%), Intermediate clerical sales and service workers (17.0%) and Associate professionals (12.7%). In the Balance of Victoria, Tradespersons was the predominant group of workers (15.2%) followed closely by Professionals (14.7%) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (13.7%).


Dissecting occupation by gender reveals that in the Melbourne MSR the three most predominant occupations for female employees were Professionals, Intermediate clerical sales and service and Elementary clerical, sales and services workers (25.7%, 25.7% and 12.7% respectively). For male employees, the three most predominant occupations were Professionals, Tradespersons and Associated professionals (20.7%, 19.2% and 12.8% respectively). In comparison, the proportion of female employees working as Professionals in Balance of Victoria was slightly lower (19.1%) and significantly lower for male employees (11.1%). The predominant occupation for females in Balance of Victoria was Intermediate clerical, sales and service (23.5%) while male employees tended to work as Tradespersons (23.6%), Intermediate production and transport workers (15.4%) and Managers and administrators (14.1%).


Full-time workers in the Melbourne MSR worked mainly as Professionals (24.4%), Associate professionals (14.6%), Tradespersons (14.4%) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (14.3%). In the Balance of Victoria the three most predominant occupational groups working on a full-time basis were Tradespersons (19.5%), Professionals (15.4%) and Associate professionals (13.9%).


In terms of part-time workers, in the Melbourne MSR three occupational groups comprised 63.4% of the total: Intermediate clerical, sales and service (23.5%), Elementary clerical, sales and service (20.6%) and Professionals (19.3%). Part-time workers in Balance of Victoria were characterised by fewer Professionals (13.3%) and tended to concentrate predominantly in the following occupations: Elementary clerical, sales and service (21.1%) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service (18.7%).


Graph: Employed Person By Occupation, Melbourne MSR and Balance of Victoria: November Quarter - 2007

Employed Persons(a), By Occupation and Major Statistical Region - November Quarter 2007

Full-Time
Part-Time
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

MELBOURNE

Managers and administrators
98.7
35.7
134.4
6.6
6.9
13.5
Professionals
188.9
144.8
333.7
28.6
77.5
106.1
Associate professionals
120.9
78.8
199.7
13.3
29.8
43.1
Tradespersons and related workers
185.1
12.3
197.4
17.4
8.1
25.5
Advanced clerical and service workers
7.3
37.0
44.3
0.9
32.6
33.5
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
78.0
118.0
196.0
24.8
104.9
129.7
Intermediate production and transport workers
113.2
12.2
125.4
19.1
9.3
28.4
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
32.4
25.6
58.0
29.3
84.3
113.6
Labourers and related workers
59.1
19.3
78.5
28.4
29.1
57.5

BALANCE OF VICTORIA

Managers and administrators
47.2
12.1
59.3
6.9
4.1
11.0
Professionals
38.6
34.4
73.1
4.0
25.4
29.5
Associate professionals
39.9
26.1
65.9
4.7
14.2
19.0
Tradespersons and related workers
83.6
9.2
92.8
7.0
6.2
13.2
Advanced clerical and service workers
1.1
6.8
7.9
0.3
16.6
16.9
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
18.3
35.4
53.8
3.4
38.3
41.6
Intermediate production and transport workers
50.6
4.5
55.1
8.5
3.0
11.5
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
9.6
16.4
26.0
10.5
36.4
46.9
Labourers and related workers
34.0
7.0
41.0
15.7
17.1
32.7

VICTORIA

Managers and administrators
145.9
47.8
193.7
13.5
11.0
24.5
Professionals
227.6
179.2
406.8
32.6
102.9
135.5
Associate professionals
160.8
104.9
265.7
18.0
44.0
62.0
Tradespersons and related workers
268.7
21.5
290.2
24.5
14.3
38.8
Advanced clerical and service workers
8.4
43.8
52.2
1.2
49.2
50.4
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
96.3
153.4
249.7
28.2
143.2
171.4
Intermediate production and transport workers
163.8
16.7
180.4
27.6
12.3
39.8
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
42.0
42.0
84.0
39.8
120.7
160.5
Labourers and related workers
93.2
26.4
119.5
44.0
46.2
90.3

(a) Civilian population aged 15 years and over.
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.


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