City of Knox
Recent arrivals - Occupation of employment
In 2011, there were more recent overseas arrivals who worked as professionals in the City of Knox than any other occupation.
The City of Knox'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|
|City of Knox - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||387||14.0||13.7||15003|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||279||10.1||11.3||15004|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||374||13.6||10.6||15005|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||128||4.6||6.8||15007|
|Inadequately described/Not stated||57||2.1||2.5||15009|
|Total employed persons aged 15+||2,759||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 (Usual residence data). Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
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An analysis of the jobs held by recent overseas arrivals in City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (738 persons or 26.7%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (387 persons or 14.0%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (374 persons or 13.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,499 people in total or 54.3% of the employed recent overseas arrivals.
In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.5% in Professionals; 13.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 10.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the recent overseas arriving population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:
- A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.6% compared to 10.6%)
- A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (26.7% compared to 24.5%)
- A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (11.2% compared to 13.7%)
- A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.6% compared to 6.8%)