City of Playford

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Labourers in the City of Playford 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 the City of Playford'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
City of Playford 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers2,8928.912.62,6918.812.6+201
Professionals3,2049.820.32,8409.319.6+364
Technicians and Trades Workers4,94515.113.44,73315.514.1+212
Community and Personal Service Workers4,50713.812.03,50211.510.5+1,005
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,03912.413.34,16513.614.4-126
Sales Workers3,54610.99.63,20110.59.6+345
Machinery Operators And Drivers3,68811.36.13,64811.96.4+40
Labourers5,20916.011.15,15716.911.1+52
Inadequately described or not stated6171.91.56482.11.6-31
Total Persons32,647100.0100.030,585100.0100.0+2,062

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 resident workers in the City of Playford in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (5,209 people or 16.0%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,945 people or 15.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,507 people or 13.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,661 people in total or 44.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.1% in Labourers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers and 12.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Playford and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (9.8% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.0% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (8.9% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Playford increased by 2,062 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,005 persons)
  • Professionals (+364 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+345 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+212 persons)

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