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Occupation of employment

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

Melton Township'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 Township'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 Township - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,6788.19.71,4348.69.5+244
Professionals
2,12110.314.11,66210.012.6+459
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,55517.216.12,98717.917.0+568
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,28711.19.51,67210.08.5+614
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,36316.316.92,87717.317.6+486
Sales Workers
2,17910.510.21,69010.110.1+489
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,58812.510.72,04312.311.1+545
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,30311.110.31,97211.811.2+331
Inadequately described
6143.02.53191.92.3+295

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 Township: 8.1% Professionals, Melton Township: 10.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton Township: 17.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton Township: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton Township: 16.3% Sales Workers, Melton Township: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton Township: 12.5% Labourers, Melton Township: 11.1% Inadequately described, Melton Township: 3.0%
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 Township: +244 Professionals, Melton Township: +459 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton Township: +568 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton Township: +614 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton Township: +486 Sales Workers, Melton Township: +489 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton Township: +545 Labourers, Melton Township: +331 Inadequately described, Melton Township: +295
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 Township in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,555 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,363 people or 16.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (2,588 people or 12.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 9,506 people in total or 46.0% 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 Township and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.5% 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 (10.3% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.1% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton Township increased by 4,032 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+614 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+568 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+545 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+489 persons)