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Southern Mallee District Council

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the Southern Mallee District Council, 36.5% of workers were Managers, compared to 20.2% 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 Southern Mallee District Council will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the Southern Mallee District Council;
  • 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 Southern Mallee District Council, 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 Southern Mallee District Council 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
Southern Mallee District Council - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers36336.512.645542.312.6-92
Professionals747.420.2979.019.6-23
Technicians and Trades Workers10010.113.41029.514.1-2
Community and Personal Service Workers777.712.0817.510.5-4
Clerical and Administrative Workers686.813.4767.114.4-8
Sales Workers676.79.6635.99.6+4
Machinery Operators And Drivers848.56.1757.06.4+9
Labourers14414.511.111310.511.1+31
Inadequately described or not stated171.71.5131.21.6+4
Total Persons994100.0100.01,075100.0100.0-81

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 All industries workforce in the Southern Mallee District Council in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (363 local workers or 36.5%)
  • Labourers (144 local workers or 14.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (100 local workers or 10.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 607 people in total or 61.1% of the All industries local workers.

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

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Southern Mallee District Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (36.5% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (7.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (6.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.7% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the Southern Mallee District Council between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Managers (-92 local workers)
  • Labourers (+31 local workers)
  • Professionals (-23 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+9 local workers)

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