District Council of Mount Barker

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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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the District Council of Mount Barker, 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 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons10,481100.0100.09,477100.0100.0+1,004

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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