City of Melton

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Melton than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the City of Melton's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Melton 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers11,20513.812.68,88214.813.1+2,323
Community and Personal Service Workers9,72711.911.06,61911.010.6+3,108
Clerical and Administrative Workers11,67014.312.49,50315.813.3+2,167
Sales Workers7,4919.28.36,36610.69.7+1,125
Machinery Operators And Drivers9,29511.45.96,41510.75.8+2,880
Inadequately described or not stated1,9142.32.01,1782.01.7+736
Total Persons81,449100.0100.060,024100.0100.0+21,425

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Melton in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (13,993 people or 17.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,670 people or 14.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (11,205 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,868 people in total or 45.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 25.0% in Professionals; 12.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 12.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Melton and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (17.2% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.4% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.3% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Melton increased by 21,425 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in the City of Melton were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+5,122 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+3,108 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+2,880 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+2,323 persons)

City of Melton

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