City of Melton

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Clerical and Administrative Workers 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 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
City of Melton 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Managers6,15810.313.54,9339.713.2+1,225
Professionals8,87114.823.37,19514.122.3+1,676
Technicians and Trades Workers8,88214.813.18,17816.113.9+704
Community and Personal Service Workers6,61911.010.64,8459.59.3+1,774
Clerical and Administrative Workers9,50315.813.38,62516.914.4+878
Sales Workers6,36610.69.75,18610.29.7+1,180
Machinery Operators And Drivers6,41510.75.85,47110.76.1+944
Labourers6,03210.09.05,22710.39.0+805
Inadequately described or not stated1,1782.01.71,2832.52.2-105
Total Persons60,024100.0100.050,943100.0100.0+9,081

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. 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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (9,503 people or 15.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (8,882 people or 14.8%)
  • Professionals (8,871 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 27,256 people in total or 45.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 23.3% in Professionals.

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 (14.8% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.7% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.3% compared to 13.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (15.8% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Melton increased by 9,081 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Melton were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,774 persons)
  • Professionals (+1,676 persons)
  • Managers (+1,225 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+1,180 persons)

City of Melton

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