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

In August quarter 2007, there were approximately 1,821,100 persons employed full-time in Victoria. The Melbourne Major Statistical Region (MSR) accounted for 1,348,800 (74.1%) of total full-time employed persons and the Balance of Victoria MSR, 472,200 persons (25.9%).


In the Melbourne MSR over half of full-time and part-time workers were employed in three occupational categories: Professionals (23.1%), Intermediate clerical sales and service workers (16.5%) and Tradespersons (12.2%). In the Balance of Victoria, Tradespersons were the predominant group of workers (15.7%) followed closely by Professionals (15.6%) and Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (14.4%).


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 Associate professionals (26.6%, 24.8% and 12.6% respectively). For male employees, the three most predominant occupations within the same geographically defined area were Professionals, Advanced clerical and service workers and Tradespersons (20.2%, 19.3% and 12.5% respectively). In comparison, the proportion of female employees working as Professionals in Balance of Victoria was slightly lower (20.6%) and significantly lower for male employees (11.7%). The predominant occupation for females in Balance of Victoria was Intermediate clerical, sales and service (25.3%) while male employees tended to work as Tradespersons (24.4%), Intermediate production and transport workers (14.9%) and Managers and administrators (14.0%).


Full-time workers in the Melbourne MSR worked mainly as Professionals (24.5%), Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers and Advanced clerical and service workers (14.2% for both categories). In the Balance of Victoria the three most predominant occupational groups working on a full-time basis were Tradespersons (20.0%), Professionals (16.2%) and Managers and administrators (13.5%). In terms of part-time workers, in the Melbourne MSR three occupational groups comprised 61.8% of the total: Intermediate clerical, sales and service (22.1%), Associate professionals (20.1%) and Professionals (19.6%). Part-time workers in Balance of Victoria were characterised by fewer Professionals (14.5%) and tended to predominantly concentrate in the following occupations: Intermediate clerical, sales and service (21.0%) and Elementary clerical, sales and service (20.1%).

EMPLOYED PERSONS, By Occupation, Melbourne MSR and Balance of Victoria: August quarter - 2007
Graph: Employed persons, By Occupation, Melbourne MSR and Balance of Victoria: August quarter—2007



EMPLOYED PERSONS, By Occupation and Major Statistical Region - August quarter 2007

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

MELBOURNE

Managers and Administrators
95.4
30.7
126.1
5.1
6.6
11.7
Professionals
184.0
146.1
330.1
25.3
80.7
106.0
Associate Professionals
118.3
68.4
186.7
11.0
32.5
43.5
Tradespersons and Related Workers
180.4
11.2
191.6
19.5
7.2
26.7
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers
9.0
38.3
47.3
1.6
33.7
35.3
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
79.9
112.3
192.2
20.4
99.2
119.6
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers
107.6
16.0
123.7
19.1
9.4
28.5
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
32.0
27.9
59.9
29.1
79.4
108.5
Labourers and Related Workers
66.4
24.8
91.2
32.0
28.5
60.5

BALANCE OF VICTORIA

Managers and Administrators
49.1
14.5
63.6
4.8
5.8
10.6
Professionals
40.5
35.8
76.3
4.7
27.7
32.3
Associate Professionals
39.0
24.4
63.4
6.0
13.2
19.2
Tradespersons and Related Workers
85.5
9.1
94.6
8.6
5.7
14.3
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers
-
7.2
7.2
0.4
14.1
14.5
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
16.5
36.5
53.1
4.9
41.8
46.7
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers
50.3
4.9
55.2
7.1
2.7
9.8
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
11.4
10.6
22.0
13.1
31.7
44.8
Labourers and Related Workers
28.7
8.1
36.8
15.2
15.1
30.3

VICTORIA

Managers and Administrators
144.5
45.2
189.7
9.9
12.4
22.3
Professionals
224.5
181.9
406.5
29.9
108.3
138.3
Associate Professionals
157.4
92.7
250.1
17.0
45.7
62.7
Tradespersons and Related Workers
265.8
20.3
286.2
28.1
12.8
41.0
Advanced Clerical and Service Workers
9.0
45.5
54.6
2.0
47.8
49.8
Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
96.4
148.8
245.2
25.3
141.0
166.3
Intermediate Production and Transport Workers
157.9
21.0
178.9
26.1
12.1
38.3
Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers
43.4
38.6
81.9
42.2
111.1
153.2
Labourers and Related Workers
95.1
32.9
128.0
47.3
43.6
90.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.



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