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Low income households - Occupation of employment

There were more people in low income households who worked as labourers in the City of Melton than any other occupation.

The City of Melton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This topic is restricted to those counted in low income households in City of Melton, with comparisons to the total population or low income households in the benchmark area.

The occupations of low income households may be similar to or quite different to those of the total population. In many cases it may be that lower incomes are correlated with lower skilled occupations (eg. labourers), however this is not always the case and in many parts of Australia, "blue-collar" occupations earn quite high incomes (eg. mining areas). If there appears to be no correlation between low skilled occupations and low incomes, it may be that low incomes are correlated with those not in the labour force (e.g. retirees, students, discouraged jobseekers) who are not included in this topic.

To build up the complete story, please view this topic in conjunction with Age Structure, Qualifications and Employment Status.

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 aged 15 years and over in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Occupation of employment
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
OccupationNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
Managers1085.811.4657.513.5+43
Professionals1337.110.7546.29.6+79
Technicians and Trades Workers27014.413.115818.212.6+112
Community and Personal Service Workers28915.514.510812.512.9+181
Clerical and Administrative Workers23712.710.79711.29.7+140
Sales Workers25713.812.911913.713.1+138
Machinery Operators And Drivers22111.86.6647.46.2+157
Labourers32517.416.819021.918.8+135
Inadequately described/Not stated291.63.3121.43.7+17

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, Victoria: 11.4% Professionals, Victoria: 10.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Victoria: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Victoria: 14.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Victoria: 10.7% Sales Workers, Victoria: 12.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Victoria: 6.6% Labourers, Victoria: 16.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, Victoria: 3.3% Managers, City of Melton: 5.8% Professionals, City of Melton: 7.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 15.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 12.7% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 13.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 11.8% Labourers, City of Melton: 17.4% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Melton: +43 Professionals, City of Melton: +79 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: +112 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: +181 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: +140 Sales Workers, City of Melton: +138 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: +157 Labourers, City of Melton: +135 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the people in low income households in City of Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (325 persons or 17.4%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (289 persons or 15.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (270 persons or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 884 people in total or 47.3% of the employed people in low income households.

In comparison, Victoria employed 16.8% in Labourers; 14.5% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by people in low income households of the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (5.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (7.1% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in low income households in City of Melton increased by 1,002 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of people in low income households between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Melton were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+181 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+157 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+140 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+138 persons)