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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Melton in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Melton - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
Managers
2017.010.32247.29.7-24
Professionals
2659.314.82899.214.1-24
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers46416.214.852416.716.1-60
Community and Personal Service Workers
36112.611.034811.19.5+13
Clerical and Administrative Workers
42614.915.849715.816.9-71
Sales Workers
2779.710.633510.710.2-58
Machinery Operators And Drivers
43515.210.743213.710.7+3
map this data in atlas.idLabourers41014.310.036911.710.3+41
Not stated or inadequately described
160.60.81213.92.5-105

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, City of Melton: 10.3% Professionals, City of Melton: 14.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 15.8% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 10.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 10.7% Labourers, City of Melton: 10.0% Managers, Melton: 7.0% Professionals, Melton: 9.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton: 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton: 12.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton: 14.9% Sales Workers, Melton: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton: 15.2% Labourers, Melton: 14.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Melton: -24 Professionals, Melton: -24 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton: -60 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton: +13 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton: -71 Sales Workers, Melton: -58 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton: +3 Labourers, Melton: +41
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (464 people or 16.2%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (435 people or 15.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (426 people or 14.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,325 people in total or 46.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, City of Melton employed 14.8% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 10.7% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 15.8% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (15.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (14.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (9.3% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (7.0% compared to 10.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton decreased by 274 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in Melton were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-71 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-60 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-58 persons)

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