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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 at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

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

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Onkaparinga 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7622.04.0
Mining1590.41.2
Manufacturing3,96410.58.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3701.01.2
Construction3,0708.17.6
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 economy.id 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%)

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