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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in CAD West in 2011 than any other occupation.

CAD West'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 CAD West'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
CAD West - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
728.013.16914.815.1+3
Professionals
26028.939.113829.739.1+122
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers9310.47.8449.56.6+49
Community and Personal Service Workers
17519.511.37716.610.2+98
Clerical and Administrative Workers
10411.612.35311.412.8+51
Sales Workers
859.57.6337.17.7+52
Machinery Operators And Drivers
141.51.8102.21.7+4
map this data in atlas.idLabourers768.45.3357.55.4+41
Inadequately described
202.21.761.31.3+14

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, 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% Managers, CAD West: 8.0% Professionals, CAD West: 28.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, CAD West: 10.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, CAD West: 19.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, CAD West: 11.6% Sales Workers, CAD West: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, CAD West: 1.5% Labourers, CAD West: 8.4% Inadequately described, CAD West: 2.2%
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, CAD West: +3 Professionals, CAD West: +122 Technicians and Trades Workers, CAD West: +49 Community and Personal Service Workers, CAD West: +98 Clerical and Administrative Workers, CAD West: +51 Sales Workers, CAD West: +52 Machinery Operators And Drivers, CAD West: +4 Labourers, CAD West: +41 Inadequately described, CAD West: +14
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 CAD West in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (260 people or 28.9%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (175 people or 19.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (104 people or 11.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 539 people in total or 59.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Adelaide employed 39.1% in Professionals; 11.3% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 12.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (19.5% compared to 11.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (8.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (28.9% compared to 39.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.0% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in CAD West increased by 434 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+122 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+98 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+52 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+51 persons)