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RDA BGLAP Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers technicians and trades workers in RDA BGLAP Region 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 BGLAP Region'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

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Resident workers occupations
RDA BGLAP Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers4,34113.412.64,31613.812.6+25
Professionals4,53214.020.34,34613.919.6+186
Technicians and Trades Workers5,05315.613.44,99716.014.1+56
Community and Personal Service Workers3,70811.412.03,12710.010.5+581
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,04612.513.34,06313.014.4-17
Sales Workers2,8688.89.62,7118.79.6+157
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,5998.06.12,5678.26.4+32
Labourers4,76714.711.14,57614.711.1+191
Inadequately described or not stated5111.61.54621.51.6+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia : 12.6% Professionals, South Australia : 20.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia : 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia : 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia : 13.3% Sales Workers, South Australia : 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia : 6.1% Labourers, South Australia : 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 1.5% Managers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 13.4% Professionals, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 14.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 15.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 12.5% Sales Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 8.0% Labourers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 14.7% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: 1.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +25 Professionals, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +186 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +56 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +581 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: -17 Sales Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +157 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +32 Labourers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +191 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +49
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 resident workers in RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,053 people or 15.6%)
  • Labourers (4,767 people or 14.7%)
  • Professionals (4,532 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,352 people in total or 44.3% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 11.1% in Labourers; and 20.3% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (14.7% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.6% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (14.0% compared to 20.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 1,260 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in RDA BGLAP Region were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+581 people)
  • Labourers (+191 people)
  • Professionals (+186 people)
  • Sales Workers (+157 people)

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