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There were more technicians and trades workers in Melton in 2011 than any other occupation.

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 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
Melton - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
2257.29.72367.89.5-11
Professionals
2909.214.12949.712.6-4
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers52416.716.154317.917.0-18
Community and Personal Service Workers
34911.19.533811.18.5+11
Clerical and Administrative Workers
49815.816.948416.017.6+14
Sales Workers
33610.710.22939.610.1+43
Machinery Operators And Drivers
43213.710.740613.411.1+26
map this data in atlas.idLabourers36911.710.339513.011.2-26
Inadequately described
1223.92.5461.52.3+76

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, 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% Managers, Melton: 7.2% Professionals, Melton: 9.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton: 16.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton: 15.8% Sales Workers, Melton: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton: 13.7% Labourers, Melton: 11.7% Inadequately described, Melton: 3.9%
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, Melton: -11 Professionals, Melton: -4 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton: -18 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton: +11 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton: +14 Sales Workers, Melton: +43 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton: +26 Labourers, Melton: -26 Inadequately described, Melton: +76
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 Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (524 people or 16.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (498 people or 15.8%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (432 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,454 people in total or 46.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 16.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.7% in Machinery Operators And Drivers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (9.2% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (7.2% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton increased by 110 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Melton between 2006 and 2011.