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Coorong District Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the Coorong District Council area than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Coorong District Council area's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Coorong District Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers72231.512.681833.312.6-96
Professionals1838.020.32028.219.6-19
Technicians and Trades Workers2099.113.425010.214.1-41
Community and Personal Service Workers1978.612.01857.510.5+12
Clerical and Administrative Workers1908.313.31998.114.4-9
Sales Workers1838.09.61807.39.6+3
Machinery Operators And Drivers1747.66.11847.56.4-10
Labourers40417.611.140916.611.1-5
Inadequately described or not stated291.31.5301.21.6-1
Total Persons2,291100.0100.02,457100.0100.0-166

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 resident workers in the Coorong District Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (722 people or 31.5%)
  • Labourers (404 people or 17.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (209 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,335 people in total or 58.3% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% in Managers; 11.1% in Labourers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Coorong District Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (31.5% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (8.0% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (17.6% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.3% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Coorong District Council area decreased by 166 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Coorong District Council area were those employed as:

  • Managers (-96 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-41 persons)
  • Professionals (-19 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+12 persons)

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