Limestone Coast region
Local workers - Occupations - All industries
In the Limestone Coast region, 17.7% 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 the Limestone Coast region will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Limestone Coast 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|Limestone Coast region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||3,598||12.6||13.4||3,936||13.5||14.1||-338|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,838||10.0||12.0||2,479||8.5||10.5||+359|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||3,096||10.9||13.4||3,228||11.1||14.4||-132|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||2,353||8.3||6.1||2,466||8.5||6.4||-113|
|Inadequately described or not stated||399||1.4||1.5||415||1.4||1.6||-16|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (5,037 local workers or 17.7%)
- Labourers (4,610 local workers or 16.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (3,598 local workers or 12.6%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,245 people in total or 46.4% 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 the Limestone Coast region and South Australia were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.6% compared to 20.2%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (17.7% compared to 12.6%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (16.2% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 13.4%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Managers (-516 local workers)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+359 local workers)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-338 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-132 local workers)