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Occupation of employment

There were more clerical and administrative workers in Melton West in 2011 than any other occupation.

Melton West'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 West'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 West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
5858.79.74799.59.5+105
Professionals
75311.214.156011.112.6+193
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,13316.816.187217.317.0+262
Community and Personal Service Workers
75611.29.54949.88.5+262
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,13716.916.988017.417.6+258
Sales Workers
72210.710.254610.810.1+176
Machinery Operators And Drivers
75811.310.758111.511.1+177
map this data in atlas.idLabourers70810.510.356611.211.2+142
Inadequately described
1742.62.5731.52.3+101

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 West: 8.7% Professionals, Melton West: 11.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton West: 16.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton West: 11.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton West: 16.9% Sales Workers, Melton West: 10.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton West: 11.3% Labourers, Melton West: 10.5% Inadequately described, Melton West: 2.6%
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 West: +105 Professionals, Melton West: +193 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton West: +262 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton West: +262 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton West: +258 Sales Workers, Melton West: +176 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton West: +177 Labourers, Melton West: +142 Inadequately described, Melton West: +101
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 West in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,137 people or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,133 people or 16.8%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (758 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,028 people in total or 45.0% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (11.2% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.2% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton West increased by 1,676 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+262 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+262 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+258 persons)
  • Professionals (+193 persons)