RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) 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 the 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.

Data source

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 (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 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
Total Persons23,871100.0100.025,315100.0100.0-1,444

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 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 (All industries).

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 (All industries) of the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

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

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region decreased by 1,444 between 2011 and 2016.

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

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

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