RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) Professionals 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
Managers435.510.1314.59.2+12
Professionals31440.152.630744.251.9+7
Technicians and Trades Workers13216.811.38311.910.3+49
Community and Personal Service Workers40.50.4--00.4--
Clerical and Administrative Workers22528.720.524735.523.8-22
Sales Workers263.31.771.01.8+19
Machinery Operators And Drivers81.00.771.00.5+1
Labourers324.11.9131.91.1+19
Inadequately described or not stated--00.8--01.0--
Total Persons784100.0100.0695100.0100.0+89

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:

  • Professionals (314 people or 40.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (225 people or 28.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (132 people or 16.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 671 people in total or 85.6% of the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).

In comparison, South Australia employed 52.6% in Professionals; 20.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers and 11.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) of the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Professionals (40.1% compared to 52.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (28.7% compared to 20.5%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Managers (5.5% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) in the Limestone Coast region increased by 89 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:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+49 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-22 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+19 persons)
  • Labourers (+19 persons)

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