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Occupation of employment

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

Smithfield Plains'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 Plains'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 Plains - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Playford %Number%City of Playford %2006 to 2011
Managers
284.58.8324.89.0-4
Professionals
294.59.3294.48.60
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers8012.515.510415.615.6-24
Community and Personal Service Workers
9514.811.47010.510.0+25
Clerical and Administrative Workers
548.513.67711.712.9-23
Sales Workers
6910.810.5456.810.1+23
Machinery Operators And Drivers
11317.711.98913.411.6+24
map this data in atlas.idLabourers15023.416.920731.220.1-57
Inadequately described
223.42.1101.52.0+12

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 Plains: 4.5% Professionals, Smithfield Plains: 4.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Smithfield Plains: 12.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, Smithfield Plains: 14.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Smithfield Plains: 8.5% Sales Workers, Smithfield Plains: 10.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Smithfield Plains: 17.7% Labourers, Smithfield Plains: 23.4% Inadequately described, Smithfield Plains: 3.4%
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 Plains: -4 Professionals, Smithfield Plains: 0 Technicians and Trades Workers, Smithfield Plains: -24 Community and Personal Service Workers, Smithfield Plains: +25 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Smithfield Plains: -23 Sales Workers, Smithfield Plains: +23 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Smithfield Plains: +24 Labourers, Smithfield Plains: -57 Inadequately described, Smithfield Plains: +12
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 Plains in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Labourers (150 people or 23.4%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (113 people or 17.7%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (95 people or 14.8%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 358 people in total or 55.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Playford employed 16.9% in Labourers; 11.9% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 11.4% in Community and Personal Service Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Labourers (23.4% compared to 16.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (17.7% compared to 11.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (8.5% compared to 13.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Professionals (4.5% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Smithfield Plains decreased by 24 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in Smithfield Plains was for those employed as:

  • Labourers (-57 persons)