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Occupation of employment

There were more labourers in Smithfield in 2011 than any other occupation.

Smithfield'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 Smithfield'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
Smithfield - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Managers
476.48.8163.49.0+31
Professionals
547.49.3286.08.6+26
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers9713.215.56914.615.6+29
Community and Personal Service Workers
7410.111.45211.010.0+22
Clerical and Administrative Workers
8912.113.66814.412.9+22
Sales Workers
9212.610.56012.810.1+32
Machinery Operators And Drivers
10814.611.96313.411.6+45
map this data in atlas.idLabourers14319.416.910923.220.1+34
Inadequately described
314.12.161.32.0+24

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 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% Managers, Smithfield: 6.4% Professionals, Smithfield: 7.4% Technicians and Trades Workers, Smithfield: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Smithfield: 10.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Smithfield: 12.1% Sales Workers, Smithfield: 12.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Smithfield: 14.6% Labourers, Smithfield: 19.4% Inadequately described, Smithfield: 4.1%
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, Smithfield: +31 Professionals, Smithfield: +26 Technicians and Trades Workers, Smithfield: +29 Community and Personal Service Workers, Smithfield: +22 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Smithfield: +22 Sales Workers, Smithfield: +32 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Smithfield: +45 Labourers, Smithfield: +34 Inadequately described, Smithfield: +24
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 Smithfield in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (143 people or 19.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (108 people or 14.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (97 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 348 people in total or 47.3% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Playford employed 16.9% in Labourers; 11.9% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 15.5% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (14.6% compared to 11.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (19.4% compared to 16.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Managers (6.4% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (13.2% compared to 15.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Smithfield increased by 265 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major differences in Smithfield between 2006 and 2011.