RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Managers in Mid North Region 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 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Mid North Region 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers1,95622.712.62,18424.812.6-228
Professionals1,01611.820.31,06212.119.6-46
Technicians and Trades Workers1,09812.713.41,16913.314.1-71
Community and Personal Service Workers7809.012.07208.210.5+60
Clerical and Administrative Workers86610.013.388010.014.4-14
Sales Workers6087.09.65996.89.6+9
Machinery Operators And Drivers7078.26.16257.16.4+82
Labourers1,46116.911.11,44416.411.1+17
Inadequately described or not stated1351.61.51291.51.6+6
Total Persons8,627100.0100.08,812100.0100.0-185

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

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