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District Council of Elliston

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the District Council of Elliston 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 Elliston'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 Elliston 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers19639.312.622042.112.6-24
Professionals469.220.35710.919.6-11
Technicians and Trades Workers438.613.45210.014.1-9
Community and Personal Service Workers387.612.0336.310.5+5
Clerical and Administrative Workers428.413.3366.914.4+6
Sales Workers183.69.6244.69.6-6
Machinery Operators And Drivers275.46.1203.86.4+7
Labourers8416.811.17314.011.1+11
Inadequately described or not stated51.01.571.31.6-2
Total Persons499100.0100.0522100.0100.0-23

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 Elliston in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (196 people or 39.3%)
  • Labourers (84 people or 16.8%)
  • Professionals (46 people or 9.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 326 people in total or 65.3% 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 Elliston and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (39.3% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (9.2% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (3.6% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.8% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Elliston decreased by 23 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Managers (-24 persons)
  • Labourers (+11 persons)
  • Professionals (-11 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-9 persons)

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