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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers managers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region'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.

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

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Resident workers occupations
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers3,86416.212.64,32817.112.6-464
Professionals3,27113.720.33,39313.419.6-122
Technicians and Trades Workers3,61515.113.43,98315.714.1-368
Community and Personal Service Workers2,60610.912.02,5049.910.5+102
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,46010.313.32,59910.314.4-139
Sales Workers2,1559.09.62,1428.59.6+13
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,2839.66.12,4949.96.4-211
Labourers3,15213.211.13,37113.311.1-219
Inadequately described or not stated4651.91.55012.01.6-36

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia : 12.6% Professionals, South Australia : 20.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia : 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia : 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia : 13.3% Sales Workers, South Australia : 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia : 6.1% Labourers, South Australia : 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia : 1.5% Managers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 16.2% Professionals, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 15.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 10.3% Sales Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 9.6% Labourers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 13.2% Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -464 Professionals, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -122 Technicians and Trades Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -368 Community and Personal Service Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +102 Clerical and Administrative Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -139 Sales Workers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: +13 Machinery Operators And Drivers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -211 Labourers, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -219 Inadequately described or not stated, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries: -36
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (3,864 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,615 people or 15.1%)
  • Professionals (3,271 people or 13.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,750 people in total or 45.0% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% in Managers; 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 20.3% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (16.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (9.6% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.3% compared to 13.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 1,444 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region were for those employed as:

  • Managers (-464 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-368 people)
  • Labourers (-219 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-211 people)

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