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.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||3,210||14.2||13.4||--||0||14.1||--|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||2,482||11.0||12.0||--||0||10.5||--|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||2,409||10.7||13.4||--||0||14.4||--|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||1,984||8.8||6.1||--||0||6.4||--|
|Inadequately described or not stated||444||2.0||1.5||--||0||1.6||--|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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%)
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: