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Limestone Coast region

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Limestone Coast region in 2016 than any other occupation.

The Limestone Coast region'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 Limestone Coast region'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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Limestone Coast region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
Managers5,17517.316.95,67418.817.9-499
Professionals3,63912.212.73,49711.612.6+142
Technicians and Trades Workers4,07813.614.24,35814.414.8-280
Community and Personal Service Workers2,98210.011.12,5798.59.9+403
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,13110.510.43,24210.710.6-111
Sales Workers3,00210.09.02,9309.78.5+72
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,5428.58.42,5728.58.5-30
Labourers4,97716.615.74,88816.215.6+89
Not stated or inadequately described1970.70.74381.51.7-241

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Occupation of employment, 2016
Occupation of employment, 2016 Managers, Regional SA: 16.9% Professionals, Regional SA: 12.7% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional SA: 14.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional SA: 11.1% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional SA: 10.4% Sales Workers, Regional SA: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional SA: 8.4% Labourers, Regional SA: 15.7% Managers, Limestone Coast region: 17.3% Professionals, Limestone Coast region: 12.2% Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region: 13.6% Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.5% Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region: 8.5% Labourers, Limestone Coast region: 16.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in occupation of employment, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Limestone Coast region: -499 Professionals, Limestone Coast region: +142 Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region: -280 Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region: +403 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region: -111 Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region: +72 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region: -30 Labourers, Limestone Coast region: +89
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (5,175 people or 17.3%)
  • Labourers (4,977 people or 16.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,078 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,230 people in total or 47.5% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 16.9% in Managers; 15.7% in Labourers; and 14.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the Limestone Coast region and Regional SA were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Sales Workers (10.0% compared to 9.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (10.0% compared to 11.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Limestone Coast region decreased by 237 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed as:

  • Managers (-499 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+403 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-280 persons)
  • Professionals (+142 persons)

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