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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the District Council of Mount Barker, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 District Council of Mount Barker will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in District Council of Mount Barker;
  • 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 District Council of Mount Barker, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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, District Council of Mount Barker 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
District Council of Mount Barker - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers1,31612.612.61,35314.312.6-37
Professionals1,76116.820.21,51616.019.6+245
Technicians and Trades Workers1,37813.113.41,28113.514.1+97
Community and Personal Service Workers1,45413.912.01,11611.810.5+338
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,16511.113.41,15312.214.4+12
Sales Workers1,45413.99.61,28513.69.6+169
Machinery Operators And Drivers6065.86.15025.36.4+104
Labourers1,20911.511.11,14812.111.1+61
Inadequately described or not stated1381.31.51231.31.6+15

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 20.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 13.4% 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, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.6% Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker: 16.8% Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.1% Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.8% Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker: 11.5% Inadequately described or not stated, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: -37 Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +245 Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +97 Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +338 Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +12 Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +169 Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +104 Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +61 Inadequately described or not stated, District Council of Mount Barker - All industries: +15
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 workforce in District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,761 local workers or 16.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,454 local workers or 13.9%)
  • Sales Workers (1,454 local workers or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,669 people in total or 44.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.2% as Professionals; 12.0% as Community and Personal Service Workers; and 9.6% as Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the District Council of Mount Barker and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.9% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.8% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the District Council of Mount Barker workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+338 local workers)
  • Professionals (+245 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+169 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+104 local workers)

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