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Resident workers (Local) - Occupations of employment

There are more local labour force labourers in the City of Playford 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 Playford'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 Playford 20112006Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2006 to 2011
Managers2,6978.812.62,3929.113.4+305
Professionals2,8599.319.62,2398.518.4+620
Technicians and Trades Workers4,75115.514.14,12515.714.2+626
Community and Personal Service Workers3,48011.410.52,62510.09.4+855
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,13513.514.43,35812.814.5+777
Sales Workers3,20510.59.62,65810.19.6+547
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,65612.06.43,06011.66.4+596
Labourers5,15216.811.15,32420.212.5-172
Inadequately described or not stated6532.11.65252.01.5+128

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 Playford: 8.8% Professionals, City of Playford: 9.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Playford: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Playford: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Playford: 13.5% Sales Workers, City of Playford: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Playford: 12.0% Labourers, City of Playford: 16.8% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: 2.1%
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 Playford: +305 Professionals, City of Playford: +620 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Playford: +626 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Playford: +855 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Playford: +777 Sales Workers, City of Playford: +547 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Playford: +596 Labourers, City of Playford: -172 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford: +128
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 Playford in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (5,152 people or 16.8%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,751 people or 15.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,135 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,038 people in total or 45.9% of the local labour force.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.1% in Labourers; 14.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 14.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Labourers (16.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Professionals (9.3% compared to 19.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed as Managers (8.8% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the local labour force in City of Playford increased by 4,282 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+855 local labour force)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+777 local labour force)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+626 local labour force)
  • Professionals (+620 local labour force)

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