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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the City of Playford, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Manufacturing workforce.

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 City of Playford will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in City of Playford;
  • 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 City of Playford, 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, City of Playford 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
City of Playford - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Manufacturing %Number%Manufacturing %2011 to 2016
Managers2,72411.214.02,65211.310.3+72
Professionals4,96420.56.14,27218.15.5+692
Technicians and Trades Workers2,3629.718.02,71211.519.3-350
Community and Personal Service Workers3,43414.20.72,69211.40.6+742
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,2209.27.12,1819.35.7+39
Sales Workers2,83211.72.32,73111.61.7+101
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6156.715.41,7197.316.2-104
Labourers3,66715.135.34,19517.838.5-528
Inadequately described or not stated4261.81.23971.72.1+29

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, Manufacturing: 14.0% Professionals, Manufacturing: 6.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Manufacturing: 18.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Manufacturing: 0.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Manufacturing: 7.1% Sales Workers, Manufacturing: 2.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Manufacturing: 15.4% Labourers, Manufacturing: 35.3% Inadequately described or not stated, Manufacturing: 1.2% Managers, All industries: 11.2% Professionals, All industries: 20.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 9.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 14.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 9.2% Sales Workers, All industries: 11.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 6.7% Labourers, All industries: 15.1% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 1.8%
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, City of Playford - All industries: +72 Professionals, City of Playford - All industries: +692 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Playford - All industries: -350 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Playford - All industries: +742 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Playford - All industries: +39 Sales Workers, City of Playford - All industries: +101 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Playford - All industries: -104 Labourers, City of Playford - All industries: -528 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Playford - All industries: +29
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 City of Playford in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,964 local workers or 20.5%)
  • Labourers (3,667 local workers or 15.1%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (3,434 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,065 people in total or 49.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, the Manufacturing workforce within City of Playford employed 6.1% as Professionals; 35.3% as Labourers; and 0.7% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Playford and the Manufacturing workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (20.5% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.2% compared to 0.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (11.7% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (15.1% compared to 35.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the City of Playford workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+742 local workers)
  • Professionals (+692 local workers)
  • Labourers (-528 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-350 local workers)

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