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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in the City of Melton in 2011 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 will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating the City of Melton's socio-economic status and skill base.

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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
Managers
4,9339.712.53,5369.512.5+1,397
Professionals
7,19514.124.14,66712.622.5+2,528
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers8,17916.113.46,31817.013.6+1,861
Community and Personal Service Workers
4,8429.58.93,1448.58.2+1,698
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8,62716.915.36,54417.615.9+2,083
Sales Workers
5,18710.29.73,73410.110.2+1,453
Machinery Operators And Drivers
5,46910.75.94,13511.16.4+1,334
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5,22510.38.04,16811.28.7+1,057
Inadequately described
1,2802.52.38472.32.0+433

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: 12.5% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 24.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 15.3% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 5.9% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 8.0% Inadequately described, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Managers, City of Melton: 9.7% Professionals, City of Melton: 14.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 16.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 16.9% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 10.7% Labourers, City of Melton: 10.3% Inadequately described, City of Melton: 2.5%
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.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Melton: +1,397 Professionals, City of Melton: +2,528 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: +1,861 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: +1,698 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: +2,083 Sales Workers, City of Melton: +1,453 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: +1,334 Labourers, City of Melton: +1,057 Inadequately described, City of Melton: +433
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 resident population in City of Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (8,627 people or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,179 people or 16.1%)
  • Professionals (7,195 people or 14.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 24,001 people in total or 47.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 15.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 24.1% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.1% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (14.1% compared to 24.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Melton increased by 13,844 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+2,528 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+2,083 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,861 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,698 persons)