RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the Limestone Coast region 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 the Limestone Coast 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Limestone Coast region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers5,17517.312.65,66818.812.6-493
Professionals3,63912.220.33,50711.619.6+132
Technicians and Trades Workers4,07813.613.44,35414.414.1-276
Community and Personal Service Workers2,98210.012.02,5888.610.5+394
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,13110.513.33,24710.814.4-116
Sales Workers3,00210.09.62,9319.79.6+71
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,5428.56.12,5668.56.4-24
Labourers4,97716.611.14,88116.211.1+96
Inadequately described or not stated4101.41.54471.51.6-37
Total Persons29,936100.0100.030,189100.0100.0-253

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 resident workers in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (5,175 people or 17.3%)
  • Labourers (4,977 people or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,078 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,230 people in total or 47.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (12.2% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (17.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.5% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Limestone Coast region decreased by 253 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region were those employed as:

  • Managers (-493 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+394 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-276 persons)
  • Professionals (+132 persons)

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