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City of Whyalla

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within City of Whyalla, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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 RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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, City of Whyalla 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
City of Whyalla - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers5367.512.66188.812.6-82
Professionals1,16316.320.21,12916.019.6+34
Technicians and Trades Workers1,16016.313.41,13016.014.1+30
Community and Personal Service Workers92212.912.086312.210.5+59
Clerical and Administrative Workers75210.513.481411.614.4-62
Sales Workers77910.99.682511.79.6-46
Machinery Operators And Drivers84911.96.16168.76.4+233
Labourers82711.611.190712.911.1-80
Inadequately described or not stated1502.11.51432.01.6+7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 20.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 13.4% 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: 7.5% Professionals, City of Whyalla: 16.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whyalla: 16.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whyalla: 12.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whyalla: 10.5% Sales Workers, City of Whyalla: 10.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whyalla: 11.9% Labourers, City of Whyalla: 11.6% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Whyalla: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -82 Professionals, City of Whyalla - All industries: +34 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: +30 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: +59 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -62 Sales Workers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -46 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Whyalla - All industries: +233 Labourers, City of Whyalla - All industries: -80 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Whyalla - All industries: +7
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 workforce in City of Whyalla in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,163 local workers or 16.3%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,160 local workers or 16.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (922 local workers or 12.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,245 people in total or 45.5% of the local workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.2% as Professionals; 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers; and 12.0% as Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.9% compared to 6.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.3% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (7.5% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.3% compared to 20.2%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in City of Whyalla workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+233 local workers)
  • Managers (-82 local workers)
  • Labourers (-80 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-62 local workers)

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