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Limestone Coast region

Occupation of employment

There were more managers in the Limestone Coast region in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
Limestone Coast region - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
Managers5,67418.817.95,93919.920.0-265
Professionals3,49711.612.63,19010.711.7+307
Technicians and Trades Workers4,35814.414.84,26514.314.1+93
Community and Personal Service Workers2,5798.59.92,1217.18.9+458
Clerical and Administrative Workers3,24210.710.63,17610.610.3+66
Sales Workers2,9309.78.52,7279.18.1+203
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,5728.58.52,6618.97.7-89
Labourers4,88816.215.65,34817.917.7-460
Inadequately described4381.51.74571.51.6-19

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, Regional SA: 17.9% Professionals, Regional SA: 12.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Regional SA: 14.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Regional SA: 9.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Regional SA: 10.6% Sales Workers, Regional SA: 8.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Regional SA: 8.5% Labourers, Regional SA: 15.6% Inadequately described, Regional SA: 1.7% Managers, Limestone Coast region: 18.8% Professionals, Limestone Coast region: 11.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region: 14.4% Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region: 10.7% Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region: 9.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region: 8.5% Labourers, Limestone Coast region: 16.2% Inadequately described, Limestone Coast region: 1.5%
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, Limestone Coast region: -265 Professionals, Limestone Coast region: +307 Technicians and Trades Workers, Limestone Coast region: +93 Community and Personal Service Workers, Limestone Coast region: +458 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Limestone Coast region: +66 Sales Workers, Limestone Coast region: +203 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Limestone Coast region: -89 Labourers, Limestone Coast region: -460 Inadequately described, Limestone Coast region: -19
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Managers (5,674 people or 18.8%)
  • Labourers (4,888 people or 16.2%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (4,358 people or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,920 people in total or 49.4% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Regional SA employed 17.9% in Managers; 15.6% in Labourers; and 14.8% 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 (9.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (8.5% compared to 9.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Limestone Coast region increased by 294 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the Limestone Coast region were for those employed as:

  • Labourers (-460 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+458 persons)
  • Professionals (+307 persons)
  • Managers (-265 persons)

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