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RDA BGLAP Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within RDA BGLAP Region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to South Australia.

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 BGLAP Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA BGLAP Region;
  • 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 BGLAP Region, 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 BGLAP Region 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 BGLAP Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers3,44414.712.63,37515.712.6+69
Professionals3,40714.620.23,10914.519.6+298
Technicians and Trades Workers3,04013.013.42,88513.414.1+155
Community and Personal Service Workers2,57811.012.02,1329.910.5+446
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,60011.113.42,55311.914.4+47
Sales Workers2,2429.69.62,0189.49.6+224
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,6126.96.11,4756.96.4+137
Labourers4,16017.811.13,64717.011.1+513
Inadequately described or not stated3231.41.52841.31.6+39

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, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 20.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 13.4% 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: 14.7% Professionals, RDA BGLAP Region: 14.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA BGLAP Region: 13.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA BGLAP Region: 11.1% Sales Workers, RDA BGLAP Region: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA BGLAP Region: 6.9% Labourers, RDA BGLAP Region: 17.8% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA BGLAP Region: 1.4%
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 BGLAP Region - All industries: +69 Professionals, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +298 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +155 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +446 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +47 Sales Workers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +224 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +137 Labourers, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +513 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA BGLAP Region - All industries: +39
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 workforce in RDA BGLAP Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (4,160 local workers or 17.8%)
  • Managers (3,444 local workers or 14.7%)
  • Professionals (3,407 local workers or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,011 people in total or 47.0% of the local workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.1% as Labourers; 12.6% as Managers; and 20.2% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in RDA BGLAP Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (17.8% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.1% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in RDA BGLAP Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (+513 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+446 local workers)
  • Professionals (+298 local workers)
  • Sales Workers (+224 local workers)

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