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Non-English speakers - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more non-English speakers working as professionals in the City of Knox than any other occupation.

The City of Knox's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people speaking a language other than English at home (who are residents) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by migrant communities 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. Some older non-English speaking communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

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?'

Employed people speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Knox - Non-English speakers20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Managers1,77111.010.41,41311.010.3+358
Professionals4,11425.622.42,76221.519.9+1,352
Technicians and Trades Workers2,05612.813.21,84714.413.9+209
Community and Personal Service Workers1,2557.88.88266.47.1+429
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,35914.713.41,83314.313.7+526
Sales Workers1,3918.78.91,1699.19.6+222
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,0736.78.11,0958.59.3-22
Labourers1,70710.611.91,58412.413.4+123
Inadequately described/Not stated3502.22.92932.32.9+57

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 22.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Managers, City of Knox: 11.0% Professionals, City of Knox: 25.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 12.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 7.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 14.7% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 6.7% Labourers, City of Knox: 10.6% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Knox: +358 Professionals, City of Knox: +1,352 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: +209 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: +429 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: +526 Sales Workers, City of Knox: +222 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: -22 Labourers, City of Knox: +123 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: +57
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the non-English speaking resident population in City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,114 people or 25.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,359 people or 14.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,056 people or 12.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 8,529 people in total or 53.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 22.4% in Professionals; 13.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the non-English speaking population of the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (25.6% compared to 22.4%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (6.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (10.6% compared to 11.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed non-English speakers in City of Knox increased by 3,254 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of non-English speaking residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Knox were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,352 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+526 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+429 persons)
  • Managers (+358 persons)