Adelaide Hills Council

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in Adelaide Hills Council 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 Adelaide Hills Council'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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Adelaide Hills Council 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers2,52412.913.42,75313.614.1-229
Community and Personal Service Workers2,00610.312.01,8609.210.5+146
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,38012.213.32,67613.214.4-296
Sales Workers1,4497.49.61,5627.79.6-113
Machinery Operators And Drivers7133.76.17563.76.4-43
Inadequately described or not stated2431.21.52511.21.6-8
Total Persons19,516100.0100.020,285100.0100.0-769

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Adelaide Hills Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,600 people or 28.7%)
  • Managers (3,149 people or 16.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,524 people or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,273 people in total or 57.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.3% in Professionals; 12.6% in Managers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (28.7% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (7.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (16.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (3.7% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Adelaide Hills Council decreased by 769 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Adelaide Hills Council were those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-296 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-229 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+146 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-113 persons)

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