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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 arrivals2011
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne
Technicians and Trades Workers38714.013.7
Community and Personal Service Workers27910.111.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers37413.610.6
Sales Workers2408.78.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers1284.66.8
Inadequately described/Not stated572.12.5

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, City of Knox: 8.9% Professionals, City of Knox: 26.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 10.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 13.6% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 4.6% Labourers, City of Knox: 11.2% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: 2.1%
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 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%)