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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 Maroondah than any other occupation.

The City of Maroondah'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 Maroondah - Recent arrivals2011
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne
Managers1677.98.5
Professionals49623.424.5
Technicians and Trades Workers31314.813.7
Community and Personal Service Workers23911.311.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers2109.910.6
Sales Workers1517.18.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers1647.76.8
Labourers31214.713.7
Inadequately described/Not stated653.12.5

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.

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 Maroondah: 7.9% Professionals, City of Maroondah: 23.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Maroondah: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Maroondah: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Maroondah: 9.9% Sales Workers, City of Maroondah: 7.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Maroondah: 7.7% Labourers, City of Maroondah: 14.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Maroondah: 3.1%
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.

Dominant groups

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

  • Professionals (496 persons or 23.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (313 persons or 14.8%)
  • Labourers (312 persons or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,121 people in total or 53.0% of the employed recent overseas arrivals.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.8% compared to 13.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (14.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (7.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (23.4% compared to 24.5%)

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