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Non-English speakers - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more non-English speakers working as professionals in the City of Melton than any other occupation.

The City of Melton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people speaking a language other than English at home (who are residents) 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 structure, qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older non-English speaking 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?'

Employed people speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Managers1,4509.110.48128.510.3+638
Professionals2,68016.922.41,33213.919.9+1,348
Technicians and Trades Workers2,28314.413.21,47815.413.9+805
Community and Personal Service Workers1,3918.88.86867.27.1+705
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,39215.113.41,50115.713.7+891
Sales Workers1,3468.58.98288.79.6+518
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,83511.68.11,20512.69.3+630
Labourers2,03512.811.91,44515.113.4+590
Inadequately described/Not stated4472.82.92833.02.9+164

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: 10.4% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 22.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 8.1% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 11.9% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.9% Managers, City of Melton: 9.1% Professionals, City of Melton: 16.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 15.1% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 11.6% Labourers, City of Melton: 12.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: 2.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.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 Melton: +638 Professionals, City of Melton: +1,348 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: +805 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: +705 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: +891 Sales Workers, City of Melton: +518 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: +630 Labourers, City of Melton: +590 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: +164
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the non-English speaking resident population in City of Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,680 people or 16.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,392 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,283 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,355 people in total or 46.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 22.4% in Professionals; 13.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the non-English speaking population of the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.6% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (16.9% compared to 22.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (9.1% compared to 10.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed non-English speakers in City of Melton increased by 6,289 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of non-English speaking residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Melton were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,348 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+891 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+805 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+705 persons)