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District Council of Mount Barker

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 than any other occupation.

The District Council of Mount Barker'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 District Council of Mount Barker'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
District Council of Mount Barker - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,03713.511.11,76213.511.5+275
Professionals
2,85918.921.62,29317.620.4+566
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,32915.414.02,04115.714.2+288
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,63910.810.71,29710.09.6+342
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,23114.715.41,86414.315.8+367
Sales Workers
1,4539.69.91,2449.610.1+209
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8475.65.87625.96.0+85
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,53510.19.91,56612.011.0-31
Inadequately described
2081.41.61831.41.5+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, 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, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.5% Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker: 18.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 15.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 14.7% Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 9.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.6% Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.1% Inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.4%
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, District Council of Mount Barker: +275 Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker: +566 Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +288 Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +342 Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +367 Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +209 Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker: +85 Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker: -31 Inadequately described, District Council of Mount Barker: +25
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 District Council of Mount Barker in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (2,859 people or 18.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,329 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,231 people or 14.7%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,419 people in total or 49.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the District Council of Mount Barker and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (13.5% compared to 11.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.4% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.9% compared to 21.6%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 2,126 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the District Council of Mount Barker were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+566 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+367 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+342 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+288 persons)

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