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Overseas born - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more overseas born people working as professionals in the City of Maroondah than any other occupation.

The City of Maroondah's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people born overseas (who are residents of the City of Maroondah) 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 Maroondah - Overseas born20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Managers1,41012.011.81,24212.711.9+168
Professionals2,84124.325.02,08021.322.7+761
Technicians and Trades Workers1,58713.512.71,35813.913.1+229
Community and Personal Service Workers1,0859.38.77767.97.3+309
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,83915.713.61,58816.214.1+251
Sales Workers8657.47.48298.57.8+36
Machinery Operators And Drivers6905.97.66276.48.7+63
Labourers1,1599.910.71,09611.211.9+63
Inadequately described/Not stated2392.02.61821.92.4+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: 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 Maroondah: 12.0% Professionals, City of Maroondah: 24.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Maroondah: 13.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Maroondah: 9.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Maroondah: 15.7% Sales Workers, City of Maroondah: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Maroondah: 5.9% Labourers, City of Maroondah: 9.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Maroondah: 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 Maroondah: +168 Professionals, City of Maroondah: +761 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Maroondah: +229 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Maroondah: +309 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Maroondah: +251 Sales Workers, City of Maroondah: +36 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Maroondah: +63 Labourers, City of Maroondah: +63 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Maroondah: +57
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 Maroondah in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,841 people or 24.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,839 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,587 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,267 people in total or 53.5% 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 Maroondah and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.7% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (5.9% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed overseas born people in City of Maroondah increased by 1,937 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+761 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+309 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+251 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+229 persons)

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