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Hobsons Bay City

Recent arrivals - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more recent overseas arrivals who worked as professionals in Hobsons Bay City than any other occupation.

Hobsons Bay City's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which recent arrivals (who are residents) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by recent arrivals is influenced by their age structure, qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Hobsons Bay City - Recent arrivals2011
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne
Technicians and Trades Workers44915.113.7
Community and Personal Service Workers32210.811.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers30010.110.6
Sales Workers1996.78.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers2679.06.8
Inadequately described/Not stated903.02.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 10.6% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 6.8% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 13.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.5% Managers, Hobsons Bay City: 7.0% Professionals, Hobsons Bay City: 20.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 10.1% Sales Workers, Hobsons Bay City: 6.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Hobsons Bay City: 9.0% Labourers, Hobsons Bay City: 18.0% Inadequately described/Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 3.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by recent overseas arrivals in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (606 persons or 20.4%)
  • Labourers (535 persons or 18.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (449 persons or 15.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,590 people in total or 53.4% of the employed recent overseas arrivals.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.5% in Professionals; 13.7% in Labourers; and 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the recent overseas arriving population of Hobsons Bay City and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (18.0% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (20.4% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (6.7% compared to 8.4%)