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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 than any other occupation.

The City of Onkaparinga'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 Onkaparinga'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
City of Onkaparinga - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Managers
7,4429.911.57,3829.711.1+60
Professionals
11,97116.022.311,92215.721.6+49
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers12,52716.713.213,21217.414.0-685
Community and Personal Service Workers
10,26413.712.39,17912.110.7+1,085
Clerical and Administrative Workers
10,89214.514.111,76615.515.4-874
Sales Workers
8,24111.09.88,32611.09.9-85
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4,3975.95.54,6786.25.8-281
map this data in atlas.idLabourers8,09010.89.88,30710.99.9-217
Not stated or inadequately described
3770.50.61,1341.51.6-757

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, City of Onkaparinga: 9.9% Professionals, City of Onkaparinga: 16.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 16.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 13.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 14.5% Sales Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Onkaparinga: 5.9% Labourers, City of Onkaparinga: 10.8%
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, City of Onkaparinga: +60 Professionals, City of Onkaparinga: +49 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Onkaparinga: -685 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Onkaparinga: +1,085 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Onkaparinga: -874 Sales Workers, City of Onkaparinga: -85 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Onkaparinga: -281 Labourers, City of Onkaparinga: -217
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 City of Onkaparinga in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,527 people or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (11,971 people or 16.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,892 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,390 people in total or 47.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 13.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 22.3% in Professionals; and 14.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.7% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.7% compared to 12.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 22.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 11.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Onkaparinga decreased by 1,015 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Onkaparinga were for those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,085 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-874 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-685 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-281 persons)

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