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Light Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Light Regional Council, 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, Light Regional Council 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
Light Regional Council - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers91518.912.686021.512.6+55
Professionals69614.420.258614.719.6+110
Technicians and Trades Workers70614.613.460515.114.1+101
Community and Personal Service Workers3827.912.02897.210.5+93
Clerical and Administrative Workers51610.713.442910.714.4+87
Sales Workers2435.09.62275.79.6+16
Machinery Operators And Drivers4679.76.13027.66.4+165
Labourers82517.111.164716.211.1+178
Inadequately described or not stated841.71.5551.41.6+29

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, Light Regional Council: 18.9% Professionals, Light Regional Council: 14.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Light Regional Council: 14.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Light Regional Council: 7.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Light Regional Council: 10.7% Sales Workers, Light Regional Council: 5.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Light Regional Council: 9.7% Labourers, Light Regional Council: 17.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Light Regional Council: 1.7%
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, Light Regional Council - All industries: +55 Professionals, Light Regional Council - All industries: +110 Technicians and Trades Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +101 Community and Personal Service Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +93 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +87 Sales Workers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +16 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +165 Labourers, Light Regional Council - All industries: +178 Inadequately described or not stated, Light Regional Council - All industries: +29
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 Light Regional Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (915 local workers or 18.9%)
  • Labourers (825 local workers or 17.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (706 local workers or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,446 people in total or 50.6% of the local workers .

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Light Regional Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (18.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (17.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (5.0% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Light Regional Council workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Labourers (+178 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+165 local workers)
  • Professionals (+110 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+101 local workers)

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