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RDA BGLAP Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
RDA BGLAP Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons32,425100.0100.031,165100.0100.0+1,260

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 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) of RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in RDA BGLAP Region increased by 1,260 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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