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Local labour force - Occupations of employment

There are more professionals in the City of Adelaide local labour force 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, Educational Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of City of Adelaide's labour force.

When comparing the occupations of the people who reside in City of Adelaide (The local labour force) with those who work in the City of Adelaide (The workforce), Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or 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 labour force occupations
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Occupations
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Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2006 to 2011
Managers1,18713.111.11,17015.111.6+17
Professionals3,57039.321.63,04839.320.4+522
Technicians and Trades Workers7057.814.05126.614.2+193
Community and Personal Service Workers1,02411.310.779310.29.6+231
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,11812.315.498612.715.7+132
Sales Workers6947.69.95907.610.1+104
Machinery Operators And Drivers1621.85.81271.66.0+35
Labourers4785.39.94245.511.0+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 labour force occupations, 2011
Local labour force occupations, 2011 Managers, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 15.4% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Adelaide: 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 labour force occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force 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 employed local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 11.1% in Managers; and 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (39.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (5.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.8% compared to 5.8%)

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 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+231 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+193 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+132 people)

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