RDA Yorke and Mid North Region

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Mid North Region

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Mid North Region, 24.2% of workers were Managers, 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 Mid North Region will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in 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 Mid North Region, 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, 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 industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
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
Inadequately described or not stated1241.51.51091.31.6+15
Total Persons8,136100.0100.08,218100.0100.0-82

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries 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 All industries 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (12.0% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (18.2% compared to 11.1%)
  • 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 workforce in Mid North Region between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • 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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