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Overseas born - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more overseas born people working as professionals in the City of Melton than any other occupation.

The City of Melton's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people born overseas (who are residents of the City of Melton) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by migrant communities is influenced by their Age StuctureQualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older overseas-born communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

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?'

People born overseas aged 15+

Occupation of employment
City of Melton - Overseas born20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
Managers1,5589.311.89638.911.9+595
Professionals2,86117.125.01,51514.022.7+1,346
Technicians and Trades Workers2,33814.012.71,68115.613.1+657
Community and Personal Service Workers1,5869.58.78738.17.3+713
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,57815.413.61,71015.914.1+868
Sales Workers1,2307.37.48047.57.8+426
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,03712.27.61,35512.68.7+682
Labourers2,12012.710.71,59714.811.9+523
Inadequately described/Not stated4402.62.62882.72.4+152

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, Greater Melbourne: 11.8% Professionals, Greater Melbourne: 25.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Melbourne: 12.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Melbourne: 8.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Melbourne: 13.6% Sales Workers, Greater Melbourne: 7.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% Labourers, Greater Melbourne: 10.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, Greater Melbourne: 2.6% Managers, City of Melton: 9.3% Professionals, City of Melton: 17.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: 9.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: 15.4% Sales Workers, City of Melton: 7.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: 12.2% Labourers, City of Melton: 12.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: 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, City of Melton: +595 Professionals, City of Melton: +1,346 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Melton: +657 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Melton: +713 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Melton: +868 Sales Workers, City of Melton: +426 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Melton: +682 Labourers, City of Melton: +523 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Melton: +152
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 overseas born population in City of Melton in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,861 people or 17.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,578 people or 15.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,338 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,777 people in total or 46.4% of the employed overseas born population.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 25.0% in Professionals; 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the overseas born population in the City of Melton and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.2% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Labourers (12.7% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Professionals (17.1% compared to 25.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Managers (9.3% compared to 11.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed overseas born people in City of Melton increased by 5,962 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the overseas born population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Melton were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+1,346 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+868 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+713 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+682 persons)