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District Council of Mount Barker

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the District Council of Mount Barker in 2016 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
District Council of Mount Barker - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Managers
2,13813.111.52,03713.511.1+101
Professionals
3,22519.722.32,85918.921.6+366
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers2,46415.013.22,32915.414.0+135
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,01312.312.31,63910.810.7+374
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,13413.014.12,23114.715.4-97
Sales Workers
1,67810.29.81,4539.69.9+225
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8465.25.58475.65.8-1
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,67010.29.81,53510.19.9+135
Not stated or inadequately described
730.40.62081.41.6-135

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Greater Adelaide: 11.5% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 22.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.1% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.5% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Managers, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.1% Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker: 19.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 15.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.0% Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.2% Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker: 10.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, District Council of Mount Barker: +101 Professionals, District Council of Mount Barker: +366 Technicians and Trades Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +135 Community and Personal Service Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +374 Clerical and Administrative Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: -97 Sales Workers, District Council of Mount Barker: +225 Machinery Operators And Drivers, District Council of Mount Barker: -1 Labourers, District Council of Mount Barker: +135
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (3,225 people or 19.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,464 people or 15.0%)
  • Managers (2,138 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 7,827 people in total or 47.8% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 22.3% in Professionals; 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 11.5% in Managers.

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 Technicians and Trades Workers (15.0% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (13.1% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (19.7% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (13.0% compared to 14.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in District Council of Mount Barker increased by 1,244 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the District Council of Mount Barker were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+374 persons)
  • Professionals (+366 persons)
  • Sales Workers (+225 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+135 persons)

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