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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers 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 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
Light Regional Council 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 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 Drivers5567.66.15568.16.40
Labourers1,01313.911.193213.511.1+81
Inadequately described or not stated1131.51.5851.21.6+28

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, Light Regional Council - All industries: 15.3% Professionals, Light Regional Council - All industries: 13.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 11.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 12.5% Sales Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 7.6% Labourers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 13.9% Inadequately described or not stated, Light Regional Council - All industries: 1.5%
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, Light Regional Council - All industries: -29 Professionals, Light Regional Council - All industries: +63 Technicians and Trades Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +15 Community and Personal Service Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +133 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +44 Sales Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +57 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Light Regional Council - All industries: 0 Labourers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +81 Inadequately described or not stated, Light Regional Council - All industries: +28
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 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 .

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 of Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Light Regional Council increased by 392 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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