RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula'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 Lower Eyre Peninsula 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers56122.112.658324.912.6-22
Professionals33013.020.330613.119.6+24
Technicians and Trades Workers38315.113.434114.614.1+42
Community and Personal Service Workers25710.112.02109.010.5+47
Clerical and Administrative Workers29211.513.323910.214.4+53
Sales Workers1756.99.61757.59.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers1706.76.11677.16.4+3
Labourers32312.711.129412.611.1+29
Inadequately described or not stated512.01.5220.91.6+29
Total Persons2,542100.0100.02,337100.0100.0+205

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 Lower Eyre Peninsula in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (561 people or 22.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (383 people or 15.1%)
  • Professionals (330 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,274 people in total or 50.1% 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 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (22.1% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.0% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Sales Workers (6.9% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.1% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula increased by 205 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+53 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+47 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+42 persons)
  • Labourers (+29 persons)

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