RDA Barossa-Gawler-Light-Adelaide Plains

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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In RDA BGLAP Region, 17.8% of workers were Labourers, compared to 20.2% in 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.

Data source

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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
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
Inadequately described or not stated3231.41.52841.31.6+39
Total Persons23,406100.0100.021,478100.0100.0+1,928

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries 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 All industries 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 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%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (14.7% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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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