City of Onkaparinga

Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Onkaparinga's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Onkaparinga residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Onkaparinga, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Onkaparinga are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
City of Onkaparinga - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8831.24.08411.03.7+42
Mining6610.91.26750.81.2-14
Manufacturing6,0558.18.08,54210.69.9-2,487
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,0411.41.21,1511.41.3-110
Construction7,4249.97.67,3719.17.1+53
Wholesale Trade1,8942.52.82,5093.13.3-615
Retail Trade9,11612.210.79,88012.210.6-764
Accommodation and Food Services4,4986.06.74,2935.35.9+205
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8643.84.12,8003.53.9+64
Information Media and Telecommunications9751.31.31,0391.31.4-64
Financial and Insurance Services2,2393.02.72,4813.12.8-242
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services9331.21.38541.11.2+79
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2044.35.63,2504.05.2-46
Administrative and Support Services3,0124.03.62,8433.53.2+169
Public Administration and Safety4,9986.77.14,8946.16.7+104
Education and Training5,8107.88.65,3386.67.5+472
Health Care and Social Assistance12,60116.814.811,52714.312.8+1,074
Arts and Recreation Services9851.31.49011.11.2+84
Other Services3,3564.53.93,4314.33.7-75
Industry not classified2,3403.13.31,2881.61.8+1,052
Total Persons74,889100.0100.075,908100.0100.0-1,019

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12,601 people or 16.8%)
  • Retail Trade (9,116 people or 12.2%)
  • Construction (7,424 people or 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 29,141 people in total or 38.9% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade and 7.6% in Construction.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.2% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (9.9% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (16.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (12.2% compared to 10.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Onkaparinga were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,487 resident workforce)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,074 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+1,052 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-764 resident workforce)

City of Onkaparinga

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