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Non-English speakers - Occupation of employment

In 2011, there were more non-English speakers working as professionals in the City of Burnside than any other occupation.

The City of Burnside's occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which people speaking a language other than English at home (who are residents) work. The work destination may be in the local area or elsewhere.

The type of work done by migrant communities is influenced by their age structure, qualifications and migration stream. Many of Australia's recent migrants are skilled arrivals who fill identified skill gaps in particular occupation groups. Some older non-English speaking communities may be retired, or otherwise not in the workforce. Only those who are employed are included in this topic.

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?'

Employed people speaking a language other than English at home aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Burnside - Non-English speakers20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Adelaide SDNumber%Adelaide SD2006 to 2011
Managers55914.99.750216.210.9+57
Professionals1,47639.323.21,15937.420.7+317
Technicians and Trades Workers2867.613.12819.114.4+5
Community and Personal Service Workers2957.911.02307.48.7+65
Clerical and Administrative Workers46212.311.639012.612.1+72
Sales Workers2596.98.32086.78.7+51
Machinery Operators And Drivers862.36.3802.66.7+6
Labourers2526.714.61986.415.3+54
Inadequately described/Not stated782.12.3531.72.4+25

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, Adelaide SD: 9.7% Professionals, Adelaide SD: 23.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Adelaide SD: 13.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, Adelaide SD: 11.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Adelaide SD: 11.6% Sales Workers, Adelaide SD: 8.3% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Adelaide SD: 6.3% Labourers, Adelaide SD: 14.6% Inadequately described/Not stated, Adelaide SD: 2.3% Managers, City of Burnside: 14.9% Professionals, City of Burnside: 39.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Burnside: 7.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Burnside: 7.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Burnside: 12.3% Sales Workers, City of Burnside: 6.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Burnside: 2.3% Labourers, City of Burnside: 6.7% Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Burnside: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.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 Burnside: +57 Professionals, City of Burnside: +317 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Burnside: +5 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Burnside: +65 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Burnside: +72 Sales Workers, City of Burnside: +51 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Burnside: +6 Labourers, City of Burnside: +54 Inadequately described/Not stated, City of Burnside: +25
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in atlas.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the non-English speaking resident population in City of Burnside in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,476 people or 39.3%)
  • Managers (559 people or 14.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (462 people or 12.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,497 people in total or 66.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Adelaide SD employed 23.2% in Professionals; 9.7% in Managers; and 11.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the non-English speaking population of the City of Burnside and Adelaide SD were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Professionals (39.3% compared to 23.2%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Managers (14.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (6.7% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.6% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed non-English speakers in City of Burnside increased by 652 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of non-English speaking residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Burnside were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+317 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+72 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+65 persons)
  • Managers (+57 persons)

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