City of Melville

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Melville, 30.3% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.4% in Western Australia.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the City of Melville will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Melville;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Melville, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Melville in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
City of Melville - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Managers3,8159.512.03,59710.612.1+218
Professionals12,13930.320.47,68622.619.9+4,453
Technicians and Trades Workers4,34210.816.44,46413.116.8-122
Community and Personal Service Workers4,83112.010.53,92211.59.4+909
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,30013.212.94,93914.514.3+361
Sales Workers4,96612.48.84,75014.08.5+216
Machinery Operators And Drivers9472.47.61,2253.67.7-278
Labourers3,2028.09.82,9098.69.7+293
Inadequately described or not stated5571.41.74701.41.5+87
Total Persons40,099100.0100.033,962100.0100.0+6,137

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Melville in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (12,139 local workers or 30.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (5,300 local workers or 13.2%)
  • Sales Workers (4,966 local workers or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 22,405 people in total or 55.9% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 20.4% as Professionals; 12.9% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 8.8% as Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Melville and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (30.3% compared to 20.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.8% compared to 16.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (2.4% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (12.4% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Melville between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+4,453 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+909 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+361 local workers)
  • Labourers (+293 local workers)

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