City of Onkaparinga

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in the City of Onkaparinga than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the City of Onkaparinga's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

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

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Resident workers occupations
City of Onkaparinga 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers7,4429.912.67,3869.712.6+56
Professionals11,97116.020.311,92115.719.6+50
Technicians and Trades Workers12,52716.713.413,21017.414.1-683
Community and Personal Service Workers10,26413.712.09,17812.110.5+1,086
Clerical and Administrative Workers10,89214.513.311,76315.514.4-871
Sales Workers8,24111.09.68,32611.09.6-85
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,3975.96.14,6786.26.4-281
Labourers8,09010.811.18,30410.911.1-214
Inadequately described or not stated1,0701.41.51,1311.51.6-61
Total Persons74,894100.0100.075,897100.0100.0-1,003

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

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (12,527 people or 16.7%)
  • Professionals (11,971 people or 16.0%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (10,892 people or 14.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 35,390 people in total or 47.2% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.4% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 20.3% in Professionals and 13.3% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the City of Onkaparinga and South Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.0% compared to 20.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (16.7% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (9.9% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (13.7% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the City of Onkaparinga decreased by 1,003 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the City of Onkaparinga were those employed as:

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+1,086 persons)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-871 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-683 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (-281 persons)

City of Onkaparinga

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