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Morphett Vale

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Morphett Vale in 2016 than any other occupation.

Morphett 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 Morphett 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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Morphett Vale - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Managers
7868.29.97447.39.7+42
Professionals
1,06911.116.01,11410.915.7-45
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,66517.316.71,92318.817.4-258
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,47515.313.71,33413.012.1+141
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,40814.614.51,58215.415.5-174
Sales Workers
1,07711.211.01,16911.411.0-92
Machinery Operators And Drivers
7437.75.98748.56.2-131
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,30813.610.81,33713.110.9-29
Not stated or inadequately described
440.50.51681.61.5-124

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, 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% Managers, Morphett Vale: 8.2% Professionals, Morphett Vale: 11.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, Morphett Vale: 17.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Morphett Vale: 15.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Morphett Vale: 14.6% Sales Workers, Morphett Vale: 11.2% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Morphett Vale: 7.7% Labourers, Morphett Vale: 13.6%
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, Morphett Vale: +42 Professionals, Morphett Vale: -45 Technicians and Trades Workers, Morphett Vale: -258 Community and Personal Service Workers, Morphett Vale: +141 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Morphett Vale: -174 Sales Workers, Morphett Vale: -92 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Morphett Vale: -131 Labourers, Morphett Vale: -29
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 Morphett Vale in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,665 people or 17.3%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (1,475 people or 15.3%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,408 people or 14.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,548 people in total or 47.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 16.7% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 13.7% in Community and Personal Service Workers; and 14.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.6% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.7% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (11.1% compared to 16.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.2% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Morphett Vale decreased by 608 between 2011 and 2016.

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

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-258 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-174 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+141 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-131 persons)

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