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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Port Pirie Regional Council area, 15.6% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.2% in 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Port Pirie Regional Council area;
  • 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

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, Port Pirie Regional Council area 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
Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers72610.912.671211.112.6+14
Professionals1,03515.620.295414.919.6+81
Technicians and Trades Workers98214.813.489413.914.1+88
Community and Personal Service Workers89513.512.077912.210.5+116
Clerical and Administrative Workers72110.813.473911.514.4-18
Sales Workers73711.19.677012.09.6-33
Machinery Operators And Drivers66710.06.169710.96.4-30
Labourers77511.711.172411.311.1+51
Inadequately described or not stated1101.71.51402.21.6-30
Total Persons6,648100.0100.06,409100.0100.0+239

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

  • Professionals (1,035 local workers or 15.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (982 local workers or 14.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (895 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,912 people in total or 43.8% of the All industries 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 Port Pirie Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (15.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.0% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (10.9% compared to 12.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Port Pirie Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+116 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+88 local workers)
  • Professionals (+81 local workers)
  • Labourers (+51 local workers)

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