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Workforce - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Adelaide, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals as South Australia.

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

The occupations of the workforce in City of Adelaide will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Adelaide;
  • 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 more complete workforce analysis for City of Adelaide, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Income.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Workforce occupations
City of Adelaide - All industries20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Managers13,16412.012.711,88212.113.7+1,282
Professionals38,41335.119.932,16532.618.9+6,248
Technicians and Trades Workers6,9846.414.16,8567.014.1+128
Community and Personal Service Workers9,6458.810.68,9289.19.4+717
Clerical and Administrative Workers28,33025.914.626,08726.514.9+2,243
Sales Workers7,2126.69.77,2567.49.7-44
Machinery Operators And Drivers8430.86.38590.96.3-16
Labourers3,6923.411.03,8443.912.2-152
Inadequately described or not stated1,1231.01.06890.70.8+434

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

Workforce occupations, 2011
Workforce occupations, 2011 Managers, South Australia: 12.7% Professionals, South Australia: 19.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 14.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 14.6% Sales Workers, South Australia: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia: 6.3% Labourers, South Australia: 11.0% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 1.0% Managers, City of Adelaide: 12.0% Professionals, City of Adelaide: 35.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide: 6.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide: 8.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide: 25.9% Sales Workers, City of Adelaide: 6.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide: 0.8% Labourers, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce occupations, 2006 to 2011
Change in workforce occupations, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +1,282 Professionals, City of Adelaide - All industries: +6,248 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +128 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +717 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +2,243 Sales Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -44 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -16 Labourers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -152 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: +434
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 workforce in City of Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (38,413 people or 35.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (28,330 people or 25.9%)
  • Managers (13,164 people or 12.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 79,907 people in total or 73.0% of the workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 19.9% as Professionals; 14.6% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 12.7% as Managers.

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

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (35.1% compared to 19.9%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (25.9% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.4% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (3.4% compared to 11.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Professionals (+6,248 people)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+2,243 people)
  • Managers (+1,282 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+717 people)

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