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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in the City of Onkaparinga in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Onkaparinga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
7,3829.711.17,19210.211.5+190
Professionals
11,92215.721.610,12214.420.4+1,800
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers13,21217.414.012,25517.414.2+957
Community and Personal Service Workers
9,17912.110.77,67510.99.6+1,504
Clerical and Administrative Workers
11,76615.515.411,04115.715.8+725
Sales Workers
8,32611.09.97,74011.010.1+586
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4,6786.25.84,3576.26.0+321
map this data in atlas.idLabourers8,30710.99.99,18513.011.0-878
Inadequately described
1,1341.51.69351.31.5+199

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 Onkaparinga: 9.7% Professionals, City of Onkaparinga: 15.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 17.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 12.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 15.5% Sales Workers, City of Onkaparinga: 11.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Onkaparinga: 6.2% Labourers, City of Onkaparinga: 10.9% Inadequately described, City of Onkaparinga: 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 Onkaparinga: +190 Professionals, City of Onkaparinga: +1,800 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Onkaparinga: +957 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Onkaparinga: +1,504 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Onkaparinga: +725 Sales Workers, City of Onkaparinga: +586 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Onkaparinga: +321 Labourers, City of Onkaparinga: -878 Inadequately described, City of Onkaparinga: +199
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 Onkaparinga in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (13,212 people or 17.4%)
  • Professionals (11,922 people or 15.7%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (11,766 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 36,900 people in total or 48.6% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 21.6% in Professionals; and 15.4% 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 (17.4% compared to 14.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (12.1% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (15.7% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (9.7% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Onkaparinga increased by 5,404 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+1,800 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,504 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+957 persons)
  • Labourers (-878 persons)