Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals professionals now outnumber managers, tradespeople and community service workers as the top jobs in the state's workforce. An article in The Advertiser's CareerOne section discusses how South Australia's workforce is increasingly professional, driven partly by the need for specialised and qualified staff. Associate Professor John Spoehr comments "more students are completing years 11 and 12 and going on to higher education, which has caused a more formally qualified workforce". He says, the sort of things we regarded as labour and assembly jobs in the past require very high skill levels as well.
Reference: Jenkin, C 2010, 'White Collar Boom', The Advertiser - CareerOne Section, 4 September 2010, p. 1-2.