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Wakefield Regional Council area

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Wakefield 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 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. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. Wakefield Regional Council area is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for Wakefield Regional Council area.

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Local workers occupations
Wakefield Regional Council area - All industries2016
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %
Managers66724.812.6
Professionals2539.420.2
Technicians and Trades Workers2679.913.4
Community and Personal Service Workers2318.612.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers2178.113.4
Sales Workers1435.39.6
Machinery Operators And Drivers2188.16.1
Labourers65024.111.1
Inadequately described or not stated471.71.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 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, Wakefield Regional Council area: 24.8% Professionals, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 9.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 8.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 8.1% Sales Workers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 5.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 8.1% Labourers, Wakefield Regional Council area: 24.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Wakefield 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.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in Wakefield Regional Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (667 local workers or 24.8%)
  • Labourers (650 local workers or 24.1%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (267 local workers or 9.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,584 people in total or 58.8% of the local workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% as Managers; 11.1% as Labourers; and 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Wakefield Regional Council area and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (24.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (24.8% compared to 12.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (9.4% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.1% compared to 13.4%)

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