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District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie 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 Loxton Waikerie'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 Loxton Waikerie 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers1,00120.012.61,09321.312.6-92
Professionals58711.820.362512.219.6-38
Technicians and Trades Workers61312.313.459511.614.1+18
Community and Personal Service Workers53110.612.04949.610.5+37
Clerical and Administrative Workers52910.613.35039.814.4+26
Sales Workers3977.99.63737.39.6+24
Machinery Operators And Drivers3507.06.13436.76.4+7
Labourers90418.111.11,01519.811.1-111
Inadequately described or not stated821.61.5911.81.6-9
Total Persons4,994100.0100.05,132100.0100.0-138

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 Loxton Waikerie in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,001 people or 20.0%)
  • Labourers (904 people or 18.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (613 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,518 people in total or 50.4% 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 District Council of Loxton Waikerie and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.8% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (20.0% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (18.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.6% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Loxton Waikerie decreased by 138 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Labourers (-111 persons)
  • Managers (-92 persons)
  • Professionals (-38 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+37 persons)

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