City of Adelaide

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Adelaide, 34.7% 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 the City of Adelaide will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Adelaide;
  • 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 the City of Adelaide, 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, the City of Adelaide 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
City of Adelaide - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers14,57012.412.613,48411.712.6+1,086
Professionals40,80634.720.239,43634.219.6+1,370
Technicians and Trades Workers7,8156.613.47,6106.614.1+205
Community and Personal Service Workers11,78210.012.010,4689.110.5+1,314
Clerical and Administrative Workers27,03223.013.429,06725.214.4-2,035
Sales Workers7,2966.29.67,6736.79.6-377
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,1841.06.11,1171.06.4+67
Labourers5,1474.411.14,4893.911.1+658
Inadequately described or not stated1,9801.71.51,9601.71.6+20
Total Persons117,612100.0100.0115,304100.0100.0+2,308

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 All industries workforce in the City of Adelaide in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (40,806 local workers or 34.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (27,032 local workers or 23.0%)
  • Managers (14,570 local workers or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 82,408 people in total or 70.1% of the All industries local workers.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (34.7% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (23.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (4.4% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-2,035 local workers)
  • Professionals (+1,370 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,314 local workers)
  • Managers (+1,086 local workers)

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