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Occupation of employment

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

Melton East'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 East'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 East - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,95110.79.71,80910.09.5+1,142
Professionals
4,72117.114.12,78415.412.6+1,937
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers4,10414.916.12,88016.017.0+1,224
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,2878.39.51,2486.98.5+1,039
Clerical and Administrative Workers
4,78217.316.93,27718.217.6+1,505
Sales Workers
2,7439.910.21,7949.910.1+949
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2,5809.310.71,83410.211.1+746
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,6189.510.31,94910.811.2+669
Inadequately described
8413.02.54602.62.3+381

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 East: 10.7% Professionals, Melton East: 17.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton East: 14.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton East: 8.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton East: 17.3% Sales Workers, Melton East: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton East: 9.3% Labourers, Melton East: 9.5% Inadequately described, Melton East: 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 East: +1,142 Professionals, Melton East: +1,937 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melton East: +1,224 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melton East: +1,039 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melton East: +1,505 Sales Workers, Melton East: +949 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melton East: +746 Labourers, Melton East: +669 Inadequately described, Melton East: +381
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 East in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,782 people or 17.3%)
  • Professionals (4,721 people or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,104 people or 14.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,607 people in total or 49.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Melton employed 16.9% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 14.1% in Professionals; and 16.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.3% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.9% compared to 16.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melton East increased by 9,592 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,937 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+1,505 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,224 persons)
  • Managers (+1,142 persons)