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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
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|Resident workers occupations|
|City of Adelaide||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||677||7.3||13.4||704||7.7||14.1||-27|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,140||12.3||12.0||1,028||11.3||10.5||+112|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,091||11.8||13.3||1,124||12.4||14.4||-33|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||151||1.6||6.1||166||1.8||6.4||-15|
|Inadequately described or not stated||138||1.5||1.5||150||1.6||1.6||-12|
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%)
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)