Limestone Coast region
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers 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 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence
|Resident workers occupations|
|Limestone Coast region||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||4,078||13.6||13.4||4,354||14.4||14.1||-276||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,982||10.0||12.0||2,588||8.6||10.5||+394||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||3,131||10.5||13.3||3,247||10.8||14.4||-116||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,542||8.5||6.1||2,566||8.5||6.4||-24||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||410||1.4||1.5||447||1.5||1.6||-37||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in 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 .
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 of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (16.6% compared to 11.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (17.3% compared to 12.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (12.2% compared to 20.3%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.5% compared to 13.3%)
The number of people in the resident workers ] in Limestone Coast region decreased by 253 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed as:
- Managers (-493 people)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+394 people)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-276 people)
- Professionals (+132 people)