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McLaren Vale

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in McLaren Vale in 2011 than any other occupation.

McLaren Vale'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 McLaren Vale'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
McLaren Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
23914.39.731918.510.2-80
Professionals
27716.515.725514.814.4+22
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers28016.717.429217.017.4-12
Community and Personal Service Workers
18010.712.11498.710.9+30
Clerical and Administrative Workers
23714.115.523413.615.7+3
Sales Workers
16810.011.01639.511.0+5
Machinery Operators And Drivers
714.26.2583.36.2+14
map this data in atlas.idLabourers20812.410.922212.913.0-14
Inadequately described
171.01.5321.91.3-15

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, McLaren Vale: 14.3% Professionals, McLaren Vale: 16.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, McLaren Vale: 16.7% Community and Personal Service Workers, McLaren Vale: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, McLaren Vale: 14.1% Sales Workers, McLaren Vale: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, McLaren Vale: 4.2% Labourers, McLaren Vale: 12.4% Inadequately described, McLaren Vale: 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, McLaren Vale: -80 Professionals, McLaren Vale: +22 Technicians and Trades Workers, McLaren Vale: -12 Community and Personal Service Workers, McLaren Vale: +30 Clerical and Administrative Workers, McLaren Vale: +3 Sales Workers, McLaren Vale: +5 Machinery Operators And Drivers, McLaren Vale: +14 Labourers, McLaren Vale: -14 Inadequately described, McLaren Vale: -15
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 McLaren Vale in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (280 people or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (277 people or 16.5%)
  • Managers (239 people or 14.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 796 people in total or 47.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 17.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.7% in Professionals; and 9.7% in Managers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of McLaren Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (14.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (12.4% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.1% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in McLaren Vale decreased by 47 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in McLaren Vale was for those employed as:

  • Managers (-80 persons)