As I mentioned in the last post, this week’s post will cover occupation, education and income. What we want to know is what is the lowest paying occupation group, what is the average education level in that occupation and is it possible to move people from that occupation to a higher paying occupation with a similar average education level. In short, we want to know can you move people, particularly the youth from low paying jobs to a higher paying job without having to invest in a high amount of education.
Table 1 goes with Figure 1, which shows the same information but where there is a further breakdown into subgroups. There is a general trend of the lowest paying jobs, Elementary Occupation and Personal Service (Table 1), having the lowest level of mean education years. This is as expected. The good news is that, there are higher paying jobs with similar mean education years (Sales & Customer service and Skilled Trades). The first alternative is the retail trade and what we would imagine as marketers. The skilled trade group are those with vocational training in trades such as electricians, masons and plumbers. The average difference in monthly wage between these two occupation groups and the Elementary Occupation group is approximately D700 per month, which translates to D8,400 more per year.
There is no clear pattern that emerges in terms of age per occupation group. As a result, we will ignore it in the discussion. If you have any thoughts let us know on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table 1: By Occupation Group, Average Age, Education (in years) and Monthly Income
|Occupation Group||Age||Edu Years||Income|
|Managers & Senior Officials||38.0||12.5||7,084.39|
|Assoc. Professional & Technical||36.5||12.4||6,133.74|
|Admin & Secretarial||36.6||12.7||4,397.76|
|Process, Plant & Machine Oper.||35.4||8.3||2,838.70|
|Sales & Customer Service||34.1||8.5||2,714.51|
Figure 1: Graph Dot of Education years by Occupation Group
Table 2: Proportion of Workers in LGA who are in Primary or Sales sectors
|LGA||Prop Primary||Prop Sales|
Continuing from last week’s post, Table 2 shows the proportion of workers in the LGA who are working in a Primary industry (column 2) and Sales (column 3). Primary refers to agriculture (crop and livestock rearing), forestry and fishing. In line with what we saw in the last post, the proportion of workers in the primary industry increases as we move inland. The converse is true when it comes to sales. The Sales group are the occupations of retail and wholesale trade. It comes as no surprise that service jobs such as retail are more common in urban areas where there is a higher population, thus more demand, higher incomes and therefore more varied demand for products and a need for products that are not necessities.