City of Adelaide

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the City of Adelaide 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 the City of Adelaide'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
City of Adelaide 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers1,37514.812.61,19213.112.6+183
Professionals3,51437.920.33,55439.119.6-40
Technicians and Trades Workers6777.313.47047.714.1-27
Community and Personal Service Workers1,14012.312.01,02811.310.5+112
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,09111.813.31,12412.414.4-33
Sales Workers7207.89.66947.69.6+26
Machinery Operators And Drivers1511.66.11661.86.4-15
Labourers4695.111.14845.311.1-15
Inadequately described or not stated1381.51.51501.61.6-12
Total Persons9,275100.0100.09,096100.0100.0+179

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

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

  • Professionals (3,514 people or 37.9%)
  • Managers (1,375 people or 14.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,140 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,029 people in total or 65.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.3% in Professionals; 12.6% in Managers and 12.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (37.9% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (5.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.6% compared to 6.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Adelaide increased by 179 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (+183 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+112 persons)
  • Professionals (-40 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-33 persons)

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