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Upper North Adelaide

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Upper North Adelaide in 2011 than any other occupation.

Upper North 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 Upper North 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
Upper North Adelaide - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
33514.913.131415.115.1+21
Professionals
89239.639.183740.339.1+55
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1516.77.81256.06.6+26
Community and Personal Service Workers
2209.811.31848.910.2+36
Clerical and Administrative Workers
29613.112.328413.712.8+12
Sales Workers
1878.37.61537.37.7+34
Machinery Operators And Drivers
522.31.8542.61.7-2
map this data in atlas.idLabourers964.35.31135.45.4-17
Inadequately described
231.01.7130.61.3+10

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, Upper North Adelaide: 14.9% Professionals, Upper North Adelaide: 39.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper North Adelaide: 6.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper North Adelaide: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper North Adelaide: 13.1% Sales Workers, Upper North Adelaide: 8.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper North Adelaide: 2.3% Labourers, Upper North Adelaide: 4.3% Inadequately described, Upper North Adelaide: 1.0%
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, Upper North Adelaide: +21 Professionals, Upper North Adelaide: +55 Technicians and Trades Workers, Upper North Adelaide: +26 Community and Personal Service Workers, Upper North Adelaide: +36 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Upper North Adelaide: +12 Sales Workers, Upper North Adelaide: +34 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Upper North Adelaide: -2 Labourers, Upper North Adelaide: -17 Inadequately described, Upper North Adelaide: +10
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 Upper North Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (892 people or 39.6%)
  • Managers (335 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (296 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,523 people in total or 67.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Adelaide employed 39.1% in Professionals; 13.1% in Managers; and 12.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (14.9% compared to 13.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (9.8% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.3% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.7% compared to 7.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Upper North Adelaide increased by 174 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Upper North Adelaide was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+55 persons)