Limestone Coast region
Local workers - Occupations - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Within the Limestone Coast region, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce.
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 Limestone Coast region will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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
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, Limestone Coast region 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.
|Local workers occupations|
|Limestone Coast region - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %||Number||%||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing %||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||117||16.1||4.6||83||13.0||4.0||+34||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5||0.7||--||--||--||0.0||--||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||209||28.7||5.0||215||33.7||4.9||-6||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||9||1.2||8.1||4||0.6||4.9||+5||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||--||--||0.6||--||--||0.5||--||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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (305 local workers or 42.0%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (209 local workers or 28.7%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (117 local workers or 16.1%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 631 people in total or 86.8% of the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services local workers .
In comparison, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce within Limestone Coast region employed 2.9% as Professionals; 5.0% as Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 4.6% as Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region and the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (42.0% compared to 2.9%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (28.7% compared to 5.0%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (6.6% compared to 53.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (2.9% compared to 24.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in the Limestone Coast region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Technicians and Trades Workers (+34 local workers)
- Managers (+17 local workers)
- Professionals (+14 local workers)
- Labourers (+14 local workers)