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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Onkaparinga, making up 15.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Onkaparinga regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Onkaparinga.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. However this dataset is NOT available at the Local Government Area level, and had to be matched using a best fit of work destination zones (DZNs) to the current LGA boundaries. City of Onkaparinga is one area for which there is no good match of 2011 DZNs to 2016 LGA boundaries, so there is no reasonable data comparison between 2011 and 2016 for this area. 2011 data has been turned off and is currently unavailable for comparison for the City of Onkaparinga.

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Onkaparinga 2016
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Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7622.04.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3701.01.2
Wholesale Trade8062.12.8
Retail Trade5,77815.310.7
Accommodation and Food Services3,2648.76.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9282.54.1
Information Media and Telecommunications2510.71.3
Financial and Insurance Services4771.32.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4631.21.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3013.45.5
Administrative and Support Services1,1843.13.6
Public Administration and Safety1,6584.47.1
Education and Training4,11810.98.7
Health Care and Social Assistance5,78715.314.8
Arts and Recreation Services4831.31.4
Other Services1,6284.33.9
Industry not classified1,2623.33.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: 2.0% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.4% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 10.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.0% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 8.1% Wholesale Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 2.1% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 15.3% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 4.4% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 10.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Industry not classified, City of Onkaparinga: 3.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Onkaparinga in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,787 local workers 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (5,778 local workers 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (4,118 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 15,683 people in total or 41.6% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Onkaparinga and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (15.3% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.5% compared to 8.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.9% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.4% compared to 7.1%)