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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Unley in 2016 than any other occupation.

The City of Unley'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 City of Unley'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
City of Unley - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
Managers
2,84815.411.52,76414.611.1+84
Professionals
7,11538.522.37,19338.121.6-78
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,3817.513.21,5098.014.0-128
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,8139.812.31,6158.510.7+198
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,28412.414.12,56213.615.4-278
Sales Workers
1,5918.69.81,7019.09.9-110
Machinery Operators And Drivers
2991.65.53151.75.8-16
map this data in atlas.idLabourers9024.99.89415.09.9-39
Not stated or inadequately described
850.50.62991.61.6-214

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, Greater Adelaide: 11.5% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 22.3% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 12.3% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.1% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.5% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Managers, City of Unley: 15.4% Professionals, City of Unley: 38.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Unley: 7.5% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Unley: 9.8% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Unley: 12.4% Sales Workers, City of Unley: 8.6% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Unley: 1.6% Labourers, City of Unley: 4.9%
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, City of Unley: +84 Professionals, City of Unley: -78 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Unley: -128 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Unley: +198 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Unley: -278 Sales Workers, City of Unley: -110 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Unley: -16 Labourers, City of Unley: -39
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 City of Unley in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,115 people or 38.5%)
  • Managers (2,848 people or 15.4%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,284 people or 12.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,247 people in total or 66.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 22.3% in Professionals; 11.5% in Managers; and 14.1% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Unley and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (38.5% compared to 22.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Managers (15.4% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (7.5% compared to 13.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (4.9% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Unley decreased by 409 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Unley were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-278 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+198 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-128 persons)
  • Sales Workers (-110 persons)

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