1307.8 - Australian Capital Territory in Focus, 2007  
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EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION

The occupation with the highest number of employed persons in the ACT in the August quarter 2007 was Professionals (53,200). Of these Professionals, 52% were female and 48% were male.


In the August quarter 2007, the occupations most frequently reported by employed males in the ACT were Professionals (28%), followed by Associate professionals (18%), Managers and administrators (14%) and Tradespersons and related workers (13%). For employed females, the most frequently reported occupations were Professionals (27%), followed by Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers (26%), Associate professionals (15%) and Managers and administrators (13%).

10.7 Employed persons, By sex and occupation(a) - ACT - August quarter

2006
2007
Males
Females
Persons
Males
Females
Persons
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Managers and administrators
12.7
10.0
22.7
14.2
11.3
25.5
Professionals
24.5
26.5
51.0
29.0
24.2
53.2
Associate professionals
17.1
14.0
31.1
17.6
13.8
31.4
Tradespersons and related workers
14.6
1.8
16.5
13.2
1.3
14.6
Advanced clerical and service workers
1.2
6.6
7.8
*1.0
4.2
5.2
Intermediate clerical, sales and service workers
10.7
20.6
31.3
10.1
23.3
33.4
Intermediate production and transport workers
5.7
*1.0
6.7
4.6
*0.9
5.5
Elementary clerical, sales and service workers
6.0
10.2
16.2
5.9
8.1
13.9
Labourers and related workers
3.9
2.1
6.0
5.0
2.0
7.1
Total
96.5
92.7
189.2
100.6
89.1
189.7

* estimate is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes
(a) Classified according to the second edition of the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO).
Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly, Aug 2007 (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003), Data cubes.


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