Glenelg Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Glenelg Shire, 17.3% of workers were Managers, compared to 25.0% in Victoria.

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 Glenelg Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Glenelg Shire;
  • 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 Glenelg Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

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Local workers occupations
Glenelg Shire - All industries 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers1,10713.512.61,05713.613.1+50
Community and Personal Service Workers1,01112.311.082610.610.6+185
Clerical and Administrative Workers7228.812.47269.313.3-4
Sales Workers6287.78.46608.59.7-32
Machinery Operators And Drivers89110.95.996612.45.8-75
Inadequately described or not stated1872.32.01371.81.7+50
Total Persons8,198100.0100.07,769100.0100.0+429

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in Glenelg Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,422 local workers or 17.3%)
  • Professionals (1,151 local workers or 14.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,107 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,680 people in total or 44.9% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 14.0% as Managers; 25.0% as Professionals and 12.6% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Glenelg Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.0% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.9% compared to 5.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.2% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.8% compared to 12.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Glenelg Shire between2016 and 2021 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+185 local workers)
  • Managers (+135 local workers)
  • Professionals (+88 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-75 local workers)

Glenelg Shire

economic profile