City of Mount Gambier
Local workers - Occupations - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
Within City of Mount Gambier, the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. City of Mount Gambier is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for City of Mount Gambier.
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Mount Gambier - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2016|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia %|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||65||17.2||11.2||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5||1.3||0.4||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||110||29.2||20.7||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||9||2.4||0.6||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||--||--||0.8||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 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 City of Mount Gambier in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (155 local workers or 41.1%)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (110 local workers or 29.2%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (65 local workers or 17.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 330 people in total or 87.5% 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 City of Mount Gambier and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (29.2% compared to 20.7%)
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.2% compared to 11.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (41.1% compared to 52.8%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (4.8% compared to 10.1%)