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Port Pirie Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Port Pirie Regional Council area, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in RDA Yorke and Mid North Region;
  • 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 RDA Yorke and Mid North Region, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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 industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, South Australia: 12.6% Professionals, South Australia: 20.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia: 12.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia: 13.4% Sales Workers, South Australia: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia: 6.1% Labourers, South Australia: 11.1% Inadequately described or not stated, South Australia: 1.5% Managers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 10.9% Professionals, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 15.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 13.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 10.8% Sales Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 11.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 10.0% Labourers, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 11.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +14 Professionals, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +81 Technicians and Trades Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +88 Community and Personal Service Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +116 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -18 Sales Workers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -33 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -30 Labourers, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: +51 Inadequately described or not stated, Port Pirie Regional Council area - All industries: -30
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the 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 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 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 Professionals (15.6% compared to 20.2%)
  • 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 in Port Pirie Regional Council area workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 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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