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District Council of Karoonda East Murray

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray 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 District Council of Karoonda East Murray'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
District Council of Karoonda East Murray 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers22446.112.622045.412.6+4
Professionals438.820.35711.819.6-14
Technicians and Trades Workers377.613.4489.914.1-11
Community and Personal Service Workers418.412.0367.410.5+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers285.813.3306.214.4-2
Sales Workers193.99.6204.19.6-1
Machinery Operators And Drivers244.96.1234.76.4+1
Labourers6313.011.1438.911.1+20
Inadequately described or not stated71.41.581.61.6-1
Total Persons486100.0100.0485100.0100.0+1

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 District Council of Karoonda East Murray in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (224 people or 46.1%)
  • Labourers (63 people or 13.0%)
  • Professionals (43 people or 8.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 330 people in total or 67.9% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% in Managers; 11.1% in Labourers and 20.3% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (46.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (8.8% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (5.8% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.6% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Karoonda East Murray increased by 1 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Labourers (+20 persons)
  • Professionals (-14 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-11 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+5 persons)

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