RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, 16.7% of workers were Managers, compared to 20.2% in South Australia.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers3,77316.712.6--012.6--
Professionals3,25114.420.2--019.6--
Technicians and Trades Workers3,21014.213.4--014.1--
Community and Personal Service Workers2,48211.012.0--010.5--
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,40910.713.4--014.4--
Sales Workers2,1469.59.6--09.6--
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,9848.86.1--06.4--
Labourers2,87412.711.1--011.1--
Inadequately described or not stated4442.01.5--01.6--
Total Persons22,573100.0100.0--100.0100.00

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 All industries workforce in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (3,773 local workers or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (3,251 local workers or 14.4%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,210 local workers or 14.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,234 people in total or 45.3% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% as Managers; 20.2% as Professionals and 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (16.7% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.7% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

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