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Overseas born - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more overseas born people 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 born overseas (who are residents of the City of Knox) 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 StuctureQualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older overseas-born 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?'

People born overseas aged 15+

Occupation of employment
City of Knox - Overseas born20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Managers2,77511.911.82,55812.111.9+217
Professionals5,78224.825.04,37220.722.7+1,410
Technicians and Trades Workers3,07513.212.73,07714.613.1-2
Community and Personal Service Workers1,8307.88.71,4256.87.3+405
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,86416.513.63,47216.514.1+392
Sales Workers1,7397.47.41,7678.47.8-28
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,5666.77.61,6928.08.7-126
Labourers2,2699.710.72,31411.011.9-45
Inadequately described/Not stated4562.02.64292.02.4+27

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: 11.8% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.6% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 10.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Managers, City of Knox: 11.9% Professionals, City of Knox: 24.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: 7.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: 16.5% Sales Workers, City of Knox: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: 6.7% Labourers, City of Knox: 9.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.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: +217 Professionals, City of Knox: +1,410 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Knox: -2 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Knox: +405 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Knox: +392 Sales Workers, City of Knox: -28 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Knox: -126 Labourers, City of Knox: -45 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Knox: +27
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the overseas born population in City of Knox in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,782 people or 24.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,864 people or 16.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,075 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,721 people in total or 54.5% of the employed overseas born population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 25.0% in Professionals; 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the overseas born population in the City of Knox and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (9.7% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed overseas born people in City of Knox increased by 2,250 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the overseas born population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Knox were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,410 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+405 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+392 persons)
  • Managers (+217 persons)