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Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of Unley in 2011 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?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Occupation of employment
City of Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,76414.611.12,94015.811.5-176
Professionals
7,19338.121.66,71036.220.4+483
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1,5098.014.01,5298.214.2-20
Community and Personal Service Workers
1,6158.510.71,5718.59.6+44
Clerical and Administrative Workers
2,56213.615.42,62514.115.8-63
Sales Workers
1,7019.09.91,7019.210.10
Machinery Operators And Drivers
3151.75.83541.96.0-39
map this data in atlas.idLabourers9415.09.99235.011.0+18
Inadequately described
2991.61.62001.11.5+99

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, Greater Adelaide: 11.1% Professionals, Greater Adelaide: 21.6% Technicians and Trades Workers, Greater Adelaide: 14.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Greater Adelaide: 10.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Greater Adelaide: 15.4% Sales Workers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Greater Adelaide: 5.8% Labourers, Greater Adelaide: 9.9% Inadequately described, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Managers, City of Unley: 14.6% Professionals, City of Unley: 38.1% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Unley: 8.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Unley: 8.5% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Unley: 13.6% Sales Workers, City of Unley: 9.0% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Unley: 1.7% Labourers, City of Unley: 5.0% Inadequately described, City of Unley: 1.6%
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, City of Unley: -176 Professionals, City of Unley: +483 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of Unley: -20 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of Unley: +44 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of Unley: -63 Sales Workers, City of Unley: 0 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of Unley: -39 Labourers, City of Unley: +18 Inadequately described, City of Unley: +99
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 City of Unley in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (7,193 people or 38.1%)
  • Managers (2,764 people or 14.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (2,562 people or 13.6%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 12,519 people in total or 66.2% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 11.1% in Managers; and 15.4% 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 (38.1% compared to 21.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (8.0% compared to 14.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Labourers (5.0% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (1.7% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Unley increased by 346 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the occupations of residents between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Unley were for those employed as:

  • Professionals (+483 persons)
  • Managers (-176 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-63 persons)