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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander profile - Occupations of employment

There are more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employed as clerical and administrative workers in the City of Tea Tree Gully than any other occupation.

Occupation statistics quantify the occupations in which the indigenous residents work. The work locations may be within the local area or elsewhere. Only the employed population are counted in the occupation table (those unemployed or not in the labour force don’t have an occupation).

Occupations are broadly classified by education/skill level, with the more highly skilled managerial and professional occupations being at the top of the list, while labourers form the lowest level of the list.

The occupations of the indigenous population 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 Highest Education Attainment and Employment Status, Occupation is a key measure for evaluating City of Tea Tree Gully'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
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - City of Tea Tree Gully20112006Change
OccupationNumber%South Australia - ATSI %Number%South Australia - ATSI %2006 to 2011
Managers177.45.4136.25.8+4
Professionals3213.915.03114.712.1+1
Technicians and Trades Workers3013.012.13014.211.00
Community and Personal Service Workers3917.018.92913.717.6+10
Clerical and Administrative Workers4620.012.74621.812.90
Sales Workers73.05.8167.65.9-9
Machinery Operators And Drivers167.08.2157.16.6+1
Labourers2812.217.52110.023.2+7
Inadequately described156.54.4104.74.8+5

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, South Australia - ATSI: 5.4% Professionals, South Australia - ATSI: 15.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, South Australia - ATSI: 12.1% Community and Personal Service Workers, South Australia - ATSI: 18.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, South Australia - ATSI: 12.7% Sales Workers, South Australia - ATSI: 5.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, South Australia - ATSI: 8.2% Labourers, South Australia - ATSI: 17.5% Inadequately described, South Australia - ATSI: 4.4% Managers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 7.4% Professionals, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 13.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 13.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 17.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 20.0% Sales Workers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 3.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 7.0% Labourers, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 12.2% Inadequately described, City of Tea Tree Gully - ATSI: 6.5%
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, Modbury North: +4 Professionals, Modbury North: +1 Technicians and Trades Workers, Modbury North: 0 Community and Personal Service Workers, Modbury North: +10 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Modbury North: 0 Sales Workers, Modbury North: -9 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Modbury North: +1 Labourers, Modbury North: +7 Inadequately described, Modbury North: +5
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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population in City of Tea Tree Gully in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (46 people or 20.0%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (39 people or 17.0%)
  • Professionals (32 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 117 people in total or 50.9% of the employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident population.

The major differences between the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Modbury North and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of South Australia - ATSI were:

  • A larger percentage of people employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (20.0% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of people employed as Managers (7.4% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Labourers (12.2% compared to 17.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of people employed as Sales Workers (3.0% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in City of Tea Tree Gully increased by 19 between 2006 and 2011.

There were no major changes in the occupations held by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Modbury North between 2006 and 2011.