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Occupation of employment

There were more technicians and trades workers in Southern District in 2011 than any other occupation.

Southern 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 Southern 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
Southern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Managers
5709.19.73649.210.2+206
Professionals
85413.715.744211.214.4+412
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,13918.317.477119.517.4+368
Community and Personal Service Workers
81013.012.148512.310.9+325
Clerical and Administrative Workers
79412.715.546511.815.7+329
Sales Workers
66010.611.03829.711.0+278
Machinery Operators And Drivers
4917.96.23067.76.2+185
map this data in atlas.idLabourers84313.510.970918.013.0+134
Inadequately described
751.21.5270.71.3+48

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, Southern District: 9.1% Professionals, Southern District: 13.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern District: 18.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern District: 13.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern District: 12.7% Sales Workers, Southern District: 10.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern District: 7.9% Labourers, Southern District: 13.5% Inadequately described, Southern 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, Southern District: +206 Professionals, Southern District: +412 Technicians and Trades Workers, Southern District: +368 Community and Personal Service Workers, Southern District: +325 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Southern District: +329 Sales Workers, Southern District: +278 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Southern District: +185 Labourers, Southern District: +134 Inadequately described, Southern District: +48
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 Southern District in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,139 people or 18.3%)
  • Professionals (854 people or 13.7%)
  • Labourers (843 people or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 2,836 people in total or 45.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 17.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 15.7% in Professionals; and 10.9% in Labourers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Southern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (13.5% compared to 10.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (7.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (12.7% compared to 15.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (13.7% compared to 15.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Southern District increased by 2,284 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+412 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+368 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+329 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+325 persons)