RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Professionals in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island'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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers8,27415.112.68,36015.512.6-86
Professionals11,52721.020.311,16220.719.6+365
Technicians and Trades Workers7,82014.313.47,97614.814.1-156
Community and Personal Service Workers6,51911.912.05,65910.510.5+860
Clerical and Administrative Workers6,63412.113.36,98112.914.4-347
Sales Workers4,9549.09.64,8158.99.6+139
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,6674.96.12,7165.06.4-49
Labourers5,65110.311.15,58310.311.1+68
Inadequately described or not stated7331.31.57561.41.6-23
Total Persons54,779100.0100.054,008100.0100.0+771

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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (11,527 people or 21.0%)
  • Managers (8,274 people or 15.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (7,820 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 27,621 people in total or 50.4% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.3% in Professionals; 12.6% in Managers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (15.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.1% compared to 13.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (14.3% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 771 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+860 persons)
  • Professionals (+365 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-347 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-156 persons)

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