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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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 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.

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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Adelaide 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 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

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia : 12.6% Professionals, South Australia : 20.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia : 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia : 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia : 13.3% Sales Workers, South Australia : 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia : 6.1% Labourers, South Australia : 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 1.5% Managers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 14.8% Professionals, City of Adelaide - All industries: 37.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 7.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 11.8% Sales Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 7.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 1.6% Labourers, City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.1% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: 1.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +183 Professionals, City of Adelaide - All industries: -40 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -27 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +112 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -33 Sales Workers, City of Adelaide - All industries: +26 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -15 Labourers, City of Adelaide - All industries: -15 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Adelaide - All industries: -12
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in 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 .

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 of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of Adelaide increased by 179 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (+183 people)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+112 people)

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