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 Mid North 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|
|Mid North Region||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||1,098||12.7||13.4||1,169||13.3||14.1||-71|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||780||9.0||12.0||720||8.2||10.5||+60|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||866||10.0||13.3||880||10.0||14.4||-14|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||707||8.2||6.1||625||7.1||6.4||+82|
|Inadequately described or not stated||135||1.6||1.5||129||1.5||1.6||+6|
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (1,956 people or 22.7%)
- Labourers (1,461 people or 16.9%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (1,098 people or 12.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,515 people in total or 52.3% of the resident workers (All industries).
In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% in Managers; 11.1% in Labourers and 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Mid North Region and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (22.7% compared to 12.6%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (11.8% compared to 20.3%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (16.9% compared to 11.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.0% compared to 13.3%)
The number of resident workers (All industries) in Mid North Region decreased by 185 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Mid North Region were those employed as:
- Managers (-228 persons)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+82 persons)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (-71 persons)
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+60 persons)