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There were more professionals in Unley in 2011 than any other occupation.

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 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
Unley - (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
Managers
29614.514.632916.415.8-33
Professionals
78438.538.169534.736.2+89
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers1597.88.01467.38.2+13
Community and Personal Service Workers
1557.68.521110.58.5-56
Clerical and Administrative Workers
28213.913.628914.414.1-7
Sales Workers
1939.59.01839.19.2+10
Machinery Operators And Drivers
241.21.7361.81.9-12
map this data in atlas.idLabourers1125.55.01095.45.0+3
Inadequately described
291.41.670.31.1+22

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, 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% Managers, Unley: 14.5% Professionals, Unley: 38.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Unley: 7.8% Community and Personal Service Workers, Unley: 7.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Unley: 13.9% Sales Workers, Unley: 9.5% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Unley: 1.2% Labourers, Unley: 5.5% Inadequately described, Unley: 1.4%
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, Unley: -33 Professionals, Unley: +89 Technicians and Trades Workers, Unley: +13 Community and Personal Service Workers, Unley: -56 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Unley: -7 Sales Workers, Unley: +10 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Unley: -12 Labourers, Unley: +3 Inadequately described, Unley: +22
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 Unley in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (784 people or 38.5%)
  • Managers (296 people or 14.5%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (282 people or 13.9%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 1,362 people in total or 66.9% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Unley employed 38.1% in Professionals; 14.6% in Managers; and 13.6% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

There were no major differences between Unley and City of Unley in 2011.

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Unley increased by 29 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+89 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (-56 persons)