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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Happy Valley in 2011 than any other occupation.

Happy Valley'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 Happy Valley'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
Happy Valley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
60610.19.761610.110.2-10
Professionals
1,09118.215.799616.314.4+95
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,03517.317.41,03116.817.4+4
Community and Personal Service Workers
65210.912.165110.610.9+1
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,06017.715.51,11418.215.7-54
Sales Workers
69311.611.074412.111.0-51
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3035.16.22894.76.2+14
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5008.310.961610.013.0-116
Inadequately described
571.01.5731.21.3-16

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, 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% Managers, Happy Valley: 10.1% Professionals, Happy Valley: 18.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Happy Valley: 17.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Happy Valley: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Happy Valley: 17.7% Sales Workers, Happy Valley: 11.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Happy Valley: 5.1% Labourers, Happy Valley: 8.3% Inadequately described, Happy Valley: 1.0%
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, Happy Valley: -10 Professionals, Happy Valley: +95 Technicians and Trades Workers, Happy Valley: +4 Community and Personal Service Workers, Happy Valley: +1 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Happy Valley: -54 Sales Workers, Happy Valley: -51 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Happy Valley: +14 Labourers, Happy Valley: -116 Inadequately described, Happy Valley: -16
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 Happy Valley in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (1,091 people or 18.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,060 people or 17.7%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,035 people or 17.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,186 people in total or 53.1% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 15.7% in Professionals; 15.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 17.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Happy Valley and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (18.2% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.7% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (8.3% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.9% compared to 12.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Happy Valley decreased by 133 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Labourers (-116 persons)
  • Professionals (+95 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-54 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-51 persons)