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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force professionals in the City of Adelaide 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 City of Adelaide'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.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers occupations
City of Adelaide 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Managers1,18713.112.61,17015.113.4+17
Professionals3,57039.319.63,04839.318.4+522
Technicians and Trades Workers7057.814.15126.614.2+193
Community and Personal Service Workers1,02411.310.579310.29.4+231
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,11812.314.498612.714.5+132
Sales Workers6947.69.65907.69.6+104
Machinery Operators And Drivers1621.86.41271.66.4+35
Labourers4785.311.14245.512.5+54
Inadequately described or not stated1521.71.61011.31.5+51

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers occupations, 2011
Local resident workers occupations, 2011 Managers, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 19.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 10.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 14.4% Sales Workers, South Australia: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia: 6.4% Labourers, South Australia: 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 1.6% Managers, City of Adelaide: 13.1% Professionals, City of Adelaide: 39.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide: 12.3% Sales Workers, City of Adelaide: 7.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Labourers, City of Adelaide: 5.3% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Adelaide: +17 Professionals, City of Adelaide: +522 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide: +193 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide: +231 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide: +132 Sales Workers, City of Adelaide: +104 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide: +35 Labourers, City of Adelaide: +54 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide: +51
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,570 people or 39.3%)
  • Managers (1,187 people or 13.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,118 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,875 people in total or 64.6% of the local labour force.

In comparison, South Australia employed 19.6% in Professionals; 12.6% in Managers; and 14.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (39.3% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.8% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (5.3% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.8% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Adelaide increased by 1,339 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+522 local labour force)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+231 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+193 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+132 local labour force)

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