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Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in the City of Playford in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of Playford'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 the City of Playford'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
City of Playford - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,6918.811.12,3789.011.5+313
Professionals
2,8409.321.62,2518.620.4+589
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers4,73415.514.04,10615.614.2+628
Community and Personal Service Workers
3,50011.410.72,64110.09.6+859
Clerical and Administrative Workers
4,16413.615.43,38212.915.8+782
Sales Workers
3,20010.59.92,65810.110.1+542
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3,65011.95.83,05711.66.0+593
map this data in atlas.idLabourers5,15716.99.95,30020.111.0-143
Inadequately described
6512.11.65332.01.5+118

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, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 15.4% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Inadequately described, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Managers, City of Playford: 8.8% Professionals, City of Playford: 9.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Playford: 15.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Playford: 11.4% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Playford: 13.6% Sales Workers, City of Playford: 10.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Playford: 11.9% Labourers, City of Playford: 16.9% Inadequately described, City of Playford: 2.1%
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, City of Playford: +313 Professionals, City of Playford: +589 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Playford: +628 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Playford: +859 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Playford: +782 Sales Workers, City of Playford: +542 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Playford: +593 Labourers, City of Playford: -143 Inadequately described, City of Playford: +118
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 City of Playford in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (5,157 people or 16.9%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,734 people or 15.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,164 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,055 people in total or 46.0% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 9.9% in Labourers; 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers; and 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Playford and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (16.9% compared to 9.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (9.3% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (8.8% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Playford increased by 4,281 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+859 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (+782 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+628 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+593 persons)