RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers 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 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||7,820||14.3||13.4||7,976||14.8||14.1||-156||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||6,519||11.9||12.0||5,659||10.5||10.5||+860||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||6,634||12.1||13.3||6,981||12.9||14.4||-347||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,667||4.9||6.1||2,716||5.0||6.4||-49||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||733||1.3||1.5||756||1.4||1.6||-23||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in 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 .
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 of the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (15.1% compared to 12.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.9% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.1% compared to 13.3%)
The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island increased by 771 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island were for those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+860 people)
- Professionals (+365 people)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-347 people)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-156 people)