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Morphett Vale

Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Morphett Vale in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Morphett Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
7447.39.77887.610.2-44
Professionals
1,11410.915.79879.514.4+127
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,92318.817.41,97319.017.4-50
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,33413.012.11,23411.910.9+100
Clerical and Administrative Workers
1,58215.415.51,58315.315.7-1
Sales Workers
1,16911.411.01,12810.911.0+41
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8748.56.28808.56.2-6
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,33713.110.91,63615.813.0-299
Inadequately described
1681.61.51621.61.3+6

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, Morphett Vale: 7.3% Professionals, Morphett Vale: 10.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, Morphett Vale: 18.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Morphett Vale: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Morphett Vale: 15.4% Sales Workers, Morphett Vale: 11.4% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Morphett Vale: 8.5% Labourers, Morphett Vale: 13.1% Inadequately described, Morphett Vale: 1.6%
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, Morphett Vale: -44 Professionals, Morphett Vale: +127 Technicians and Trades Workers, Morphett Vale: -50 Community and Personal Service Workers, Morphett Vale: +100 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Morphett Vale: -1 Sales Workers, Morphett Vale: +41 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Morphett Vale: -6 Labourers, Morphett Vale: -299 Inadequately described, Morphett Vale: +6
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,923 people or 18.8%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (1,582 people or 15.4%)
  • Labourers (1,337 people or 13.1%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 4,842 people in total or 47.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 17.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.5% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 10.9% in Labourers.

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 Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.1% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (10.9% compared to 15.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (7.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Morphett Vale decreased by 126 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Labourers (-299 persons)
  • Professionals (+127 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+100 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-50 persons)