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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Light Regional Council 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 Light Regional Council'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
Light Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers1,11815.312.61,14716.612.6-29
Professionals98413.520.392113.319.6+63
Technicians and Trades Workers1,12615.413.41,11116.114.1+15
Community and Personal Service Workers84211.512.070910.310.5+133
Clerical and Administrative Workers91012.513.386612.514.4+44
Sales Workers6368.79.65798.49.6+57
Machinery Operators And Drivers5567.66.15568.16.4--
Labourers1,01313.911.193213.511.1+81
Inadequately described or not stated1131.51.5851.21.6+28
Total Persons7,298100.0100.06,906100.0100.0+392

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 Light Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,126 people or 15.4%)
  • Managers (1,118 people or 15.3%)
  • Labourers (1,013 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,257 people in total or 44.6% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 12.6% in Managers and 11.1% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.5% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (13.9% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (15.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Light Regional Council increased by 392 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Light Regional Council were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+133 persons)
  • Labourers (+81 persons)
  • Professionals (+63 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+57 persons)

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