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 the City of Salisbury will be influenced by factors including:
- The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Salisbury;
- The age of the workforce;
- The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
- The working and social aspirations of the population.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers occupations|
|City of Salisbury - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2011 - 2016|
|Technicians and Trades Workers||6,581||14.5||13.4||6,773||15.4||14.1||-192|
|Community and Personal Service Workers||5,069||11.2||12.0||4,368||9.9||10.5||+701|
|Clerical and Administrative Workers||5,309||11.7||13.4||5,630||12.8||14.4||-321|
|Machinery Operators And Drivers||4,841||10.7||6.1||4,585||10.4||6.4||+256|
|Inadequately described or not stated||817||1.8||1.5||835||1.9||1.6||-18|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the All industries workforce in the City of Salisbury in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:
- Professionals (7,855 local workers or 17.3%)
- Technicians and Trades Workers (6,581 local workers or 14.5%)
- Labourers (5,550 local workers or 12.2%)
In combination these three occupations accounted for 19,986 people in total or 44.1% of the All industries local workers.
In comparison, South Australia employed 20.2% as Professionals; 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers and 11.1% as Labourers.
The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Salisbury and South Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (10.7% compared to 6.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (17.3% compared to 20.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (11.7% compared to 13.4%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Managers (11.3% compared to 12.6%)
The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in the City of Salisbury between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:
- Community and Personal Service Workers (+701 local workers)
- Clerical and Administrative Workers (-321 local workers)
- Professionals (+270 local workers)
- Machinery Operators And Drivers (+256 local workers)