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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Adelaide in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of Adelaide's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the economic base and employment opportunities available in the area, education levels, and the working and social aspirations of the population. When viewed with other indicators, such as Educational Qualifications and Individual Income, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating the City of Adelaide's socio-economic status and skill base.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'In the main job held last week, what was the person's occupation?' and 'What are the main tasks that the person himself/herself usually performs in that occupation?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
1,19213.111.11,17415.111.5+18
Professionals
3,55339.121.63,03039.120.4+523
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers7057.814.05136.614.2+192
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,02711.310.778710.29.6+240
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,12112.315.499412.815.8+127
Sales Workers
6947.69.95987.710.1+96
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1651.85.81341.76.0+31
map this data in atlas.idLabourers4835.39.94205.411.0+63
Inadequately described
1511.71.61021.31.5+49

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2011
Occupation of employment, 2011 Managers, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 15.4% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Inadequately described, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Managers, City of Adelaide: 13.1% Professionals, City of Adelaide: 39.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide: 11.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide: 12.3% Sales Workers, City of Adelaide: 7.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Labourers, City of Adelaide: 5.3% Inadequately described, City of Adelaide: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in occupation of employment, 2006 to 2011 Managers, City of Adelaide: +18 Professionals, City of Adelaide: +523 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Adelaide: +192 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Adelaide: +240 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Adelaide: +127 Sales Workers, City of Adelaide: +96 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Adelaide: +31 Labourers, City of Adelaide: +63 Inadequately described, City of Adelaide: +49
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,553 people or 39.1%)
  • Managers (1,192 people or 13.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,121 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,866 people in total or 64.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 11.1% in Managers; and 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (39.1% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.8% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (5.3% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.8% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Adelaide increased by 1,339 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+523 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+240 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+192 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+127 persons)