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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Limestone Coast region, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for Limestone Coast region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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.

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Local workers occupations
Limestone Coast region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers5,03717.712.65,55319.112.6-516
Professionals3,59312.620.23,47412.019.6+119
Technicians and Trades Workers3,59812.613.43,93613.514.1-338
Community and Personal Service Workers2,83810.012.02,4798.510.5+359
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,09610.913.43,22811.114.4-132
Sales Workers2,98610.59.62,91310.09.6+73
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,3538.36.12,4668.56.4-113
Labourers4,61016.211.14,58715.811.1+23
Inadequately described or not stated3991.41.54151.41.6-16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 20.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Sales Workers, South Australia: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia: 6.1% Labourers, South Australia: 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 1.5% Managers, Limestone Coast region: 17.7% Professionals, Limestone Coast region: 12.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region: 12.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.9% Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region: 8.3% Labourers, Limestone Coast region: 16.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -516 Professionals, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +119 Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -338 Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +359 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -132 Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +73 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -113 Labourers, Limestone Coast region - All industries: +23 Inadequately described or not stated, Limestone Coast region - All industries: -16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in 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 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 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 Professionals (12.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.9% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Limestone Coast region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 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)

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