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City of West Torrens

Occupation of employment

There were more professionals in the City of West Torrens in 2011 than any other occupation.

The City of West Torrens'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 West Torrens'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 West Torrens - Employed persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
OccupationNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Managers
2,84310.711.12,59610.811.5+247
Professionals
6,10022.921.65,14621.420.4+954
map this data in atlas.idTechnicians and Trades Workers3,52113.214.03,28813.714.2+233
Community and Personal Service Workers
2,90610.910.72,2529.49.6+654
Clerical and Administrative Workers
4,39616.515.44,19517.515.8+201
Sales Workers
2,6009.89.92,46010.210.1+140
Machinery Operators And Drivers
1,3955.25.81,3405.66.0+55
map this data in atlas.idLabourers2,3909.09.92,3659.811.0+25
Inadequately described
4611.71.63711.51.5+90

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 West Torrens: 10.7% Professionals, City of West Torrens: 22.9% Technicians and Trades Workers, City of West Torrens: 13.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, City of West Torrens: 10.9% Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of West Torrens: 16.5% Sales Workers, City of West Torrens: 9.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of West Torrens: 5.2% Labourers, City of West Torrens: 9.0% Inadequately described, City of West Torrens: 1.7%
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 West Torrens: +247 Professionals, City of West Torrens: +954 Technicians and Trades Workers, City of West Torrens: +233 Community and Personal Service Workers, City of West Torrens: +654 Clerical and Administrative Workers, City of West Torrens: +201 Sales Workers, City of West Torrens: +140 Machinery Operators And Drivers, City of West Torrens: +55 Labourers, City of West Torrens: +25 Inadequately described, City of West Torrens: +90
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 West Torrens in 2011 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (6,100 people or 22.9%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (4,396 people or 16.5%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,521 people or 13.2%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 14,017 people in total or 52.7% of the employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 21.6% in Professionals; 15.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers; and 14.0% in Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Professionals (22.9% compared to 21.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (16.5% compared to 15.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of West Torrens increased by 2,599 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Professionals (+954 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+654 persons)
  • Managers (+247 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+233 persons)

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