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City of Whyalla

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers technicians and trades workers in City of Whyalla 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
City of Whyalla 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers6367.712.67237.912.6-87
Professionals1,22114.720.31,33014.519.6-109
Technicians and Trades Workers1,49118.013.41,76319.214.1-272
Community and Personal Service Workers98111.812.091310.010.5+68
Clerical and Administrative Workers8129.813.391610.014.4-104
Sales Workers7849.49.68419.29.6-57
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,23814.96.11,35214.86.4-114
Labourers95211.511.11,09111.911.1-139
Inadequately described or not stated1892.31.52352.61.6-46

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, City of Whyalla - All industries: 7.7% Professionals, City of Whyalla - All industries: 14.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 18.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 11.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 9.8% Sales Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 9.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 14.9% Labourers, City of Whyalla - All industries: 11.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries: 2.3%
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, City of Whyalla - All industries: -87 Professionals, City of Whyalla - All industries: -109 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -272 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: +68 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -104 Sales Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -57 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -114 Labourers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -139 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries: -46
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 City of Whyalla in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,491 people or 18.0%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,238 people or 14.9%)
  • Professionals (1,221 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,950 people in total or 47.6% of the resident workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 6.1% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 20.3% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers of City of Whyalla and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (18.0% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (14.7% compared to 20.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (7.7% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in City of Whyalla decreased by 860 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-272 people)
  • Labourers (-139 people)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-114 people)
  • Professionals (-109 people)

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