District Council of Mount Barker
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the District Council of Mount Barker, 16.8% 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 District Council of Mount Barker will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|District Council of Mount Barker - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,378||13.1||13.4||1,281||13.5||14.1||+97|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||1,454||13.9||12.0||1,116||11.8||10.5||+338|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||1,165||11.1||13.4||1,153||12.2||14.4||+12|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||606||5.8||6.1||502||5.3||6.4||+104|
|Inadequately described or not stated||138||1.3||1.5||123||1.3||1.6||+15|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the 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 All industries 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 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%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.9% compared to 12.0%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the District Council of Mount Barker between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+338 local workers)
- Professionals (+245 local workers)
- Sales Workers (+169 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+104 local workers)