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City of Melton
Recent arrivals - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more recent overseas arrivals who worked as professionals in the City of Melton than any other occupation.

The City of Melton'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 Melton - Recent arrivals2011
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne
Technicians and Trades Workers33913.113.7
Community and Personal Service Workers26210.111.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers38414.810.6
Sales Workers2007.78.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers27010.46.8
Inadequately described/Not stated421.62.5

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 Melton: 7.3% Professionals, City of Melton: 21.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 10.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 14.8% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 7.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 10.4% Labourers, City of Melton: 13.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: 1.6%
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 Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (544 persons or 21.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (384 persons or 14.8%)
  • Labourers (357 persons or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,285 people in total or 49.7% of the employed recent overseas arrivals.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 24.5% in Professionals; 10.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.7% in Labourers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.8% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.4% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (21.0% compared to 24.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.1% compared to 11.3%)