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Light Regional Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Light Regional Council, 18.9% of workers were Managers, 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 Light Regional Council will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Light Regional Council;
  • 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 Light Regional Council, 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, 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons4,834100.0100.04,000100.0100.0+834

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 All industries 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 All industries 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 workforce in Light Regional Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • 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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