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Occupation of employment

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

Melton South'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 South'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 South - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
2276.39.72556.99.5-28
Professionals
3058.514.12917.812.6+14
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers61017.016.166317.917.0-53
Community and Personal Service Workers
41211.59.537610.18.5+36
Clerical and Administrative Workers
56115.616.962416.817.6-63
Sales Workers
36910.310.23539.510.1+16
Machinery Operators And Drivers
52614.710.754414.611.1-18
map this data in atlas.idLabourers46813.010.350313.611.2-35
Inadequately described
1113.12.51062.92.3+5

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 South: 6.3% Professionals, Melton South: 8.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton South: 17.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton South: 11.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton South: 15.6% Sales Workers, Melton South: 10.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton South: 14.7% Labourers, Melton South: 13.0% Inadequately described, Melton South: 3.1%
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 South: -28 Professionals, Melton South: +14 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton South: -53 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton South: +36 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton South: -63 Sales Workers, Melton South: +16 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton South: -18 Labourers, Melton South: -35 Inadequately described, Melton South: +5
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 South in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (610 people or 17.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (561 people or 15.6%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (526 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,697 people in total or 47.3% 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 South and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.0% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (8.5% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton South decreased by 125 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-63 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-53 persons)