Glenelg Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Glenelg Shire 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 Glenelg Shire'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
Glenelg Shire 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers1,19914.413.11,37915.713.9-180
Community and Personal Service Workers88510.710.68239.39.3+62
Clerical and Administrative Workers7999.613.38569.714.4-57
Sales Workers6798.29.77438.49.7-64
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,02412.35.895310.86.1+71
Inadequately described or not stated1511.81.72072.42.2-56
Total Persons8,305100.0100.08,805100.0100.0-500

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 resident workers in Glenelg Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,304 people or 15.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,199 people or 14.4%)
  • Labourers (1,152 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,655 people in total or 44.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.5% in Managers; 13.1% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 9.0% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.4% compared to 23.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (12.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.9% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.6% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Glenelg Shire decreased by 500 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-180 persons)
  • Managers (-176 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+71 persons)
  • Professionals (-67 persons)

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