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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Onkaparinga, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 5,168 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Onkaparinga.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Onkaparinga2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6652.04.68472.75.7-182
Mining3040.92.52300.71.9+74
Manufacturing3,57710.99.74,27513.510.0-698
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services5891.81.33921.21.6+196
Construction3,72511.39.73,62611.58.6+99
Wholesale Trade1,0803.33.27292.33.2+352
Retail Trade4,37513.38.54,34313.79.4+33
Accommodation and Food Services2,0046.14.92,1056.75.3-101
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8412.64.99333.05.0-92
Information Media and Telecommunications2010.61.22650.81.4-64
Financial and Insurance Services4021.22.93721.22.8+30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3291.01.34161.31.5-86
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,3094.07.41,2313.97.0+78
Administrative and Support Services1,0273.13.01,0093.22.9+18
Public Administration and Safety1,4724.57.21,3444.37.2+128
Education and Training3,97912.19.13,23110.28.2+748
Health Care and Social Assistance5,16815.713.74,43814.012.9+730
Arts and Recreation Services3611.11.13581.11.2+3
Other Services1,5264.63.91,4534.64.0+73
Total industries32,934100.0100.031,597100.0100.0+1,337

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Onkaparinga in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,168 people or 15.7%)
  • Retail Trade (4,375 people or 13.3%)
  • Education and Training (3,979 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 13,523 people in total or 41.1% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Retail Trade and 9.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (12.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (4.5% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Onkaparinga increased by increased by 1,337 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Onkaparinga were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+748 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+730 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+352 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+196 full-time equivalent local workers)

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