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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Melrose Park in 2011 than any other occupation.

Melrose Park'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 Melrose Park'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
Melrose Park - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
Managers
10610.313.510811.913.8-2
Professionals
26025.333.117519.332.3+85
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers15915.510.313214.510.6+27
Community and Personal Service Workers
11911.69.79910.98.8+20
Clerical and Administrative Workers
17016.514.314115.514.9+29
Sales Workers
979.49.09510.59.3+2
Machinery Operators And Drivers
313.02.4444.82.7-13
map this data in atlas.idLabourers868.46.410111.16.6-15
Inadequately described
00.01.3131.41.1-13

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 Mitcham: 13.5% Professionals, City of Mitcham: 33.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Mitcham: 10.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Mitcham: 9.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Mitcham: 14.3% Sales Workers, City of Mitcham: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Mitcham: 2.4% Labourers, City of Mitcham: 6.4% Inadequately described, City of Mitcham: 1.3% Managers, Melrose Park: 10.3% Professionals, Melrose Park: 25.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Melrose Park: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Melrose Park: 11.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melrose Park: 16.5% Sales Workers, Melrose Park: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melrose Park: 3.0% Labourers, Melrose Park: 8.4% Inadequately described, Melrose Park: 0.0%
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, Melrose Park: -2 Professionals, Melrose Park: +85 Technicians and Trades Workers, Melrose Park: +27 Community and Personal Service Workers, Melrose Park: +20 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Melrose Park: +29 Sales Workers, Melrose Park: +2 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Melrose Park: -13 Labourers, Melrose Park: -15 Inadequately described, Melrose Park: -13
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 Melrose Park in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (260 people or 25.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (170 people or 16.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (159 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 589 people in total or 57.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Mitcham employed 33.1% in Professionals; 14.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Melrose Park and the City of Mitcham were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.5% compared to 10.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.5% compared to 14.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (25.3% compared to 33.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.3% compared to 13.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Melrose Park increased by 120 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Melrose Park was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+85 persons)