RDA Limestone Coast Region

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Limestone Coast region

Local workers - Occupations - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

In the Limestone Coast region (Professional, Scientific and Technical Services), 42.0% of workers were Professionals, compared to 52.8% 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.

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

Data source

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, the 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 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers486.610.1314.99.2+17
Professionals30542.052.829145.652.0+14
Technicians and Trades Workers11716.111.28313.010.3+34
Community and Personal Service Workers50.70.4--00.4--
Clerical and Administrative Workers20928.720.721533.723.8-6
Sales Workers131.81.771.11.8+6
Machinery Operators And Drivers91.20.640.60.5+5
Labourers212.91.871.11.1+14
Inadequately described or not stated--00.8--01.1--
Total Persons727100.0100.0638100.0100.0+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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the 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, South Australia employed 52.8% as Professionals; 20.7% as Clerical and Administrative Workers and 11.2% 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 South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Professionals (42.0% compared to 52.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (28.7% compared to 20.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers(Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.1% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers(Professional, Scientific and Technical Services) employed as Managers (6.6% compared to 10.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services workforce in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+34 local workers)
  • Managers (+17 local workers)
  • Professionals (+14 local workers)
  • Labourers (+14 local workers)

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