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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island;
  • 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 RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island, 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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island 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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %Number%Professional, Scientific and Technical Services %2011 to 2016
Managers5,47415.88.25,58216.66.5-108
Professionals5,61516.247.55,19915.546.3+416
Technicians and Trades Workers4,61013.313.24,55713.512.5+53
Community and Personal Service Workers4,72713.61.14,11912.20.7+608
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,75610.826.33,84511.429.7-89
Sales Workers3,84811.10.93,66710.91.7+181
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,7445.00.21,6915.00.2+53
Labourers4,51013.02.14,50813.41.4+2
Inadequately described or not stated4441.30.64801.40.9-36

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, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 8.2% Professionals, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 47.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 1.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 26.3% Sales Workers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.2% Labourers, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 2.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Professional, Scientific and Technical Services: 0.6% Managers, All industries: 15.8% Professionals, All industries: 16.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 13.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 13.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 10.8% Sales Workers, All industries: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 5.0% Labourers, All industries: 13.0% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 1.3%
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, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -108 Professionals, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +416 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +53 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +608 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -89 Sales Workers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +181 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +53 Labourers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: +2 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island - All industries: -36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (5,615 local workers or 16.2%)
  • Managers (5,474 local workers or 15.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (4,727 local workers or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 15,816 people in total or 45.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce within RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island employed 47.5% as Professionals; 8.2% as Managers; and 1.1% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island and the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.6% compared to 1.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (13.0% compared to 2.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.2% compared to 47.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 26.3%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+608 local workers)
  • Professionals (+416 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+181 local workers)
  • Managers (-108 local workers)

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