City of Salisbury

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Salisbury, 17.3% of workers were Professionals, 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 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.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Salisbury, 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, the City of Salisbury 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
City of Salisbury - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers6,58114.513.46,77315.414.1-192
Community and Personal Service Workers5,06911.212.04,3689.910.5+701
Clerical and Administrative Workers5,30911.713.45,63012.814.4-321
Sales Workers4,1719.29.64,0499.29.6+122
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,84110.76.14,58510.46.4+256
Inadequately described or not stated8171.81.58351.91.6-18
Total Persons45,314100.0100.044,114100.0100.0+1,200

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 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%)

Emerging groups

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)

City of Salisbury

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