City of Onkaparinga

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Onkaparinga, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,431 local jobs in 2021/22.

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 Onkaparinga2021/222016/17Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016/17 - 2021/22
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8751.83.79292.14.1-54
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6141.21.34931.11.4+121
Wholesale Trade8901.82.58361.92.9+54
Retail Trade6,52513.19.56,66215.310.8-137
Accommodation and Food Services4,0548.16.33,6158.36.4+439
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2492.54.41,1552.74.6+94
Information Media and Telecommunications3300.71.33630.81.5-33
Financial and Insurance Services5731.22.94921.12.7+81
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4380.91.35071.21.5-69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,9153.87.01,4023.26.0+512
Administrative and Support Services2,4584.93.71,8034.13.7+655
Public Administration and Safety1,9523.97.01,7294.06.9+223
Education and Training5,07010.28.64,65410.78.6+416
Health Care and Social Assistance8,43116.916.67,00416.114.8+1,427
Arts and Recreation Services6311.31.47871.81.6-157
Other Services2,3664.84.11,9464.54.0+419
Total industries49,760100.0100.043,590100.0100.0+6,170

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. 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 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,431 people or 16.9%)
  • Retail Trade (6,525 people or 13.1%)
  • Construction (6,013 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 20,969 people in total or 42.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 16.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.5% in Retail Trade and 8.7% in Construction.

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 (13.1% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.1% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.9% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Onkaparinga increased by 6,170 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.

  • Construction (+1,695 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,427 local workers)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+655 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+512 local workers)

City of Onkaparinga

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