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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in Northern District in 2011 than any other occupation.

Northern District'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 Northern District'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
Northern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,34510.89.72,47411.310.2-129
Professionals
4,59421.215.74,32119.814.4+273
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,35515.517.43,29315.117.4+62
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,40911.112.12,28510.510.9+124
Clerical and Administrative Workers
3,78117.515.53,86717.715.7-86
Sales Workers
2,34610.811.02,51311.511.0-167
Machinery Operators And Drivers
8904.16.29254.26.2-35
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1,6727.710.91,8968.713.0-224
Inadequately described
2641.21.52261.01.3+38

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, Northern District: 10.8% Professionals, Northern District: 21.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern District: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern District: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern District: 17.5% Sales Workers, Northern District: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern District: 4.1% Labourers, Northern District: 7.7% Inadequately described, Northern District: 1.2%
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, Northern District: -129 Professionals, Northern District: +273 Technicians and Trades Workers, Northern District: +62 Community and Personal Service Workers, Northern District: +124 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Northern District: -86 Sales Workers, Northern District: -167 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Northern District: -35 Labourers, Northern District: -224 Inadequately described, Northern District: +38
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 Northern District in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (4,594 people or 21.2%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (3,781 people or 17.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,355 people or 15.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 11,730 people in total or 54.2% 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 Northern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (21.2% compared to 15.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (17.5% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (7.7% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (4.1% compared to 6.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Northern District decreased by 144 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+273 persons)
  • Labourers (-224 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-167 persons)
  • Managers (-129 persons)