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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Port Pirie Regional Council area 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area'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
Port Pirie Regional Council area 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers69010.612.672310.912.6-33
Professionals89713.820.386313.019.6+34
Technicians and Trades Workers96414.813.498714.914.1-23
Community and Personal Service Workers87213.412.077511.710.5+97
Clerical and Administrative Workers69610.713.374411.214.4-48
Sales Workers72211.19.675611.49.6-34
Machinery Operators And Drivers73211.36.180912.26.4-77
Labourers82312.711.182412.411.1-1
Inadequately described or not stated1071.61.51442.21.6-37
Total Persons6,503100.0100.06,625100.0100.0-122

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 Port Pirie Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (964 people or 14.8%)
  • Professionals (897 people or 13.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (872 people or 13.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,733 people in total or 42.0% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.3% in Professionals and 12.0% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.8% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.7% compared to 13.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (10.6% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Port Pirie Regional Council area decreased by 122 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Port Pirie Regional Council area were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+97 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-77 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-48 persons)
  • Inadequately described or not stated (-37 persons)

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