City of Onkaparinga

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Onkaparinga, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 7,345 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Onkaparinga. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Onkaparinga regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Onkaparinga's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Onkaparinga2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8091.83.89362.24.2-128
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6451.51.24441.01.4+202
Wholesale Trade1,2562.93.08962.13.0+360
Retail Trade6,68915.310.06,59715.510.8+92
Accommodation and Food Services3,5708.16.33,7678.96.7-197
Transport, Postal and Warehousing9722.24.51,0382.44.4-66
Information Media and Telecommunications2800.61.33440.81.5-64
Financial and Insurance Services5001.12.74871.12.8+13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4241.01.34861.11.4-62
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5663.66.71,4503.46.0+116
Administrative and Support Services1,5213.53.41,7014.03.6-180
Public Administration and Safety1,7614.06.81,6683.97.0+94
Education and Training5,18411.89.24,59710.88.8+587
Health Care and Social Assistance7,34516.814.96,73315.914.8+612
Arts and Recreation Services6871.61.45841.41.4+102
Other Services2,0164.63.91,8704.44.0+146
Total industries43,824100.0100.042,438100.0100.0+1,386

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Onkaparinga in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (7,345 people or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (6,689 people or 15.3%)
  • Education and Training (5,184 people or 11.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 19,218 people in total or 43.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.0% in Retail Trade and 9.2% 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 the field of Retail Trade (15.3% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (4.0% compared to 6.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.8% compared to 9.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Onkaparinga increased by increased by 1,386 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+612 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+587 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+360 local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+202 local workers)

City of Onkaparinga

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