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Administrative Officers  (NOC 1221)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
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Outlook & Prospects for Administrative Officers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

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Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.

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Table on the employment potential for Administrative Officers in Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Alberta Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

For the 2015-2017 period, the employment outlook is expected to be limited for Administrative Officers (NOC 1221) in Alberta.

This outlook is the result of an analysis of a number of factors that influence employment prospects in this occupation. Some of the key findings are that:

  • Employment growth is expected to be weak.
  • A large number of people are expected to retire.
  • This occupation has recently experienced high levels of unemployment.

The current downturn in the provincial economy, caused by low oil prices, has reduced demand for this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Administrative Officers in Alberta:

  • Approximately 33,100 people work in this occupation.
  • Administrative Officers mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Construction (NAICS 23): 14%
    • Oil and gas extraction (NAICS 211, 213): 8%
    • Architectural, engineering and design services (NAICS 5413): 6%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 5%
    • Management and administrative services (NAICS 55, 56): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 73% of Administrative Officers work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations.
  • 9% of Administrative Officers are self-employed compared to an average of 17% for all occupations.
  • They fall into the following age groups:
    • 15 to 24: 5% compared to 14% for all occupations
    • 25 to 54: 74% compared to 68% for all occupations
    • 55 years and over: 21% compared to 18% for all occupations
  • The gender distribution of people in this occupation is:
    • Men: 16% compared to 54% for all occupations
    • Women: 84% compared to 46% for all occupations
  • The educational attainment of workers in this occupation is:
    • No high school diploma: 6% compared to 13% for all occupations
    • High school diploma or equivalent: 32% compared to 26% for all occupations
    • Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma: 6% compared to 12% for all occupations
    • College certificate or diploma or university certificate below bachelor's: 36% compared to 25% for all occupations
    • Bachelor's degree: 15% compared to 17% for all occupations
    • University certificate, degree or diploma above bachelor level: 5% compared to 7% for all occupations

Table on the employment potential for Administrative Officers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Calgary Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Camrose--Drumheller Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Red Deer Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15
Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2016-04-15

What percentage of people in this occupation are self-employed?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 12% of workers in this occupation were self-employed, while the average for all occupations was 17%.

What proportion of people in this occupation work full-time?

According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), 83% of workers in this occupation worked full-time, compared to the average of 84% for all occupations.

What is the proportion of women working in this occupation?

According to the National Household Survey (2011), women represented 84% of workers in this occupation compared to the average of 46% for all occupations.

What percentage of people in this occupation are members of a union?

This occupation (Administrative Officers) is part of a larger group called Administrative and Regulatory Occupations (NOC 122). According to the Labour Force Survey (2013), the unionization rate for this group was 14%, while the unionization rate for all occupations was 23%.

Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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