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Mid North Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within Mid North Region, 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, Mid North Region 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
Mid North Region - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Managers1,96924.212.62,23727.212.6-268
Professionals97812.020.21,02712.519.6-49
Technicians and Trades Workers95011.713.496311.714.1-13
Community and Personal Service Workers7349.012.06818.310.5+53
Clerical and Administrative Workers8069.913.482410.014.4-18
Sales Workers5787.19.65556.89.6+23
Machinery Operators And Drivers5146.36.14615.66.4+53
Labourers1,48318.211.11,36116.611.1+122
Inadequately described or not stated1241.51.51091.31.6+15

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, Mid North Region: 24.2% Professionals, Mid North Region: 12.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Mid North Region: 11.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Mid North Region: 9.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mid North Region: 9.9% Sales Workers, Mid North Region: 7.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mid North Region: 6.3% Labourers, Mid North Region: 18.2% Inadequately described or not stated, Mid North Region: 1.5%
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, Mid North Region - All industries: -268 Professionals, Mid North Region - All industries: -49 Technicians and Trades Workers, Mid North Region - All industries: -13 Community and Personal Service Workers, Mid North Region - All industries: +53 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Mid North Region - All industries: -18 Sales Workers, Mid North Region - All industries: +23 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Mid North Region - All industries: +53 Labourers, Mid North Region - All industries: +122 Inadequately described or not stated, Mid North Region - All industries: +15
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 Mid North Region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (1,969 local workers or 24.2%)
  • Labourers (1,483 local workers or 18.2%)
  • Professionals (978 local workers or 12.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,430 people in total or 54.4% of the local workers .

In comparison, South Australia employed 12.6% as Managers; 11.1% as Labourers; and 20.2% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Mid North Region and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Managers (24.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (9.9% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in Mid North Region workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Managers (-268 local workers)
  • Labourers (+122 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+53 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+53 local workers)

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