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Occupation of employment

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

South West Overlay'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 South West Overlay'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
South West Overlay - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
13010.813.112312.615.1+7
Professionals
39733.139.133634.539.1+61
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers12010.07.8919.46.6+29
Community and Personal Service Workers
15913.211.311111.410.2+48
Clerical and Administrative Workers
16013.312.312813.212.8+32
Sales Workers
1058.77.6747.67.7+31
Machinery Operators And Drivers
292.41.8151.51.7+14
map this data in atlas.idLabourers897.45.3727.45.4+17
Inadequately described
121.01.7232.41.3-11

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, South West Overlay: 10.8% Professionals, South West Overlay: 33.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, South West Overlay: 10.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, South West Overlay: 13.2% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West Overlay: 13.3% Sales Workers, South West Overlay: 8.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West Overlay: 2.4% Labourers, South West Overlay: 7.4% Inadequately described, South West Overlay: 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, South West Overlay: +7 Professionals, South West Overlay: +61 Technicians and Trades Workers, South West Overlay: +29 Community and Personal Service Workers, South West Overlay: +48 Clerical and Administrative Workers, South West Overlay: +32 Sales Workers, South West Overlay: +31 Machinery Operators And Drivers, South West Overlay: +14 Labourers, South West Overlay: +17 Inadequately described, South West Overlay: -11
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 South West Overlay in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (397 people or 33.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (160 people or 13.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (159 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 716 people in total or 59.6% of the employed resident population.

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

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (10.0% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (7.4% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (33.1% compared to 39.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (10.8% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South West Overlay increased by 228 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in South West Overlay was for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+61 persons)