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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In the City of Onkaparinga, 16.8% of workers were Professionals, compared to 20.2% in South Australia.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in the City of Onkaparinga will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in the City of Onkaparinga;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for the City of Onkaparinga, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the City of Onkaparinga in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Local workers occupations
City of Onkaparinga - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Managers4,17211.112.64,15810.812.6+14
Professionals6,33516.820.26,14416.019.6+191
Technicians and Trades Workers5,44714.413.45,93815.514.1-491
Community and Personal Service Workers5,49614.612.04,95112.910.5+545
Clerical and Administrative Workers4,08610.813.44,40611.514.4-320
Sales Workers5,21913.89.65,01313.19.6+206
Machinery Operators And Drivers2,0045.36.12,2846.06.4-280
Labourers4,47011.911.14,94312.911.1-473
Inadequately described or not stated4921.31.55141.31.6-22
Total Persons37,721100.0100.038,351100.0100.0-630

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 All industries workforce in the City of Onkaparinga in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Professionals (6,335 local workers or 16.8%)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (5,496 local workers or 14.6%)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (5,447 local workers or 14.4%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 17,278 people in total or 45.8% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 20.2% as Professionals; 12.0% as Community and Personal Service Workers and 13.4% as Technicians and Trades Workers.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (16.8% compared to 20.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (14.6% compared to 12.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Clerical and Administrative Workers (10.8% compared to 13.4%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+545 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-491 local workers)
  • Labourers (-473 local workers)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-320 local workers)

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