Adelaide Hills Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Adelaide Hills Council, 18.3% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.2% in South Australia.

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

The occupations of the local workers in Adelaide Hills Council will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Adelaide Hills Council;
  • 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 complete local workers analysis for Adelaide Hills Council, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Adelaide Hills Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
Adelaide Hills Council - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers1,40714.313.41,37714.014.1+30
Community and Personal Service Workers1,22812.512.01,25612.710.5-28
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,04410.613.41,15511.714.4-111
Sales Workers8298.49.68558.79.6-26
Machinery Operators And Drivers4935.06.14514.66.4+42
Inadequately described or not stated1181.21.51551.61.6-37
Total Persons9,834100.0100.09,854100.0100.0-20

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 All industries workforce in Adelaide Hills Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,802 local workers or 18.3%)
  • Managers (1,591 local workers or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,407 local workers or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,800 people in total or 48.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.2% as Professionals; 12.6% as Managers and 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (16.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.4% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (18.3% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Adelaide Hills Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-111 local workers)
  • Managers (+45 local workers)
  • Labourers (+44 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+42 local workers)

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