Wakefield Regional Council area
Resident workers - Occupations of employment
There are more resident workers managers in Wakefield 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 RDA Yorke and 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
|Resident workers occupations|
|Wakefield Regional Council area||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia%||Number||%||South Australia%||2011 to 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||326||11.7||13.4||347||12.3||14.1||-21||27000||P|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||261||9.4||12.0||237||8.4||10.5||+24||28000||P|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||255||9.2||13.3||268||9.5||14.4||-13||29000||P|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||297||10.7||6.1||267||9.4||6.4||+30||31000||P|
|Inadequately described or not stated||44||1.6||1.5||48||1.7||1.6||-4||33000||P|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Wakefield Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Managers (623 people or 22.4%)
- Labourers (551 people or 19.8%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (326 people or 11.7%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,500 people in total or 54.0% of the resident workers .
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 of Wakefield Regional Council area and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (22.4% compared to 12.6%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Labourers (19.8% compared to 11.1%)
- A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.7% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (8.9% compared to 20.3%)
The number of people in the resident workers ] in Wakefield Regional Council area decreased by 47 between 2011 and 2016.
The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in Wakefield Regional Council area was for those employed as:
- Managers (-81 people)