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Occupation of employment

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

The City of Burnside'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 Burnside'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 Burnside - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
3,26616.111.13,38116.811.5-115
Professionals
7,86038.721.67,60937.820.4+251
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,3516.714.01,4017.014.2-50
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,7048.410.71,4837.49.6+221
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,84414.015.42,97414.815.8-130
Sales Workers
1,8729.29.91,8309.110.1+42
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2901.45.83271.66.0-37
map this data in atlas.idLabourers8024.09.98764.411.0-74
Inadequately described
3091.51.62561.31.5+53

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 Burnside: 16.1% Professionals, City of Burnside: 38.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Burnside: 6.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Burnside: 8.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Burnside: 14.0% Sales Workers, City of Burnside: 9.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Burnside: 1.4% Labourers, City of Burnside: 4.0% Inadequately described, City of Burnside: 1.5%
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 Burnside: -115 Professionals, City of Burnside: +251 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Burnside: -50 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Burnside: +221 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Burnside: -130 Sales Workers, City of Burnside: +42 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Burnside: -37 Labourers, City of Burnside: -74 Inadequately described, City of Burnside: +53
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 Burnside in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,860 people or 38.7%)
  • Managers (3,266 people or 16.1%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,844 people or 14.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 13,970 people in total or 68.8% 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 Burnside and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (38.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (16.1% compared to 11.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (6.7% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.0% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Burnside increased by 161 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+251 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+221 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-130 persons)
  • Managers (-115 persons)

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