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Industry sector of employment

More City of Onkaparinga residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Onkaparinga’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
City of Onkaparinga - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8321.11.01,1081.61.1-276
Mining6810.90.84140.60.6+267
Manufacturing8,51711.210.410,71315.212.8-2,196
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,1601.51.47311.01.1+429
Construction7,3859.77.65,8558.36.8+1,530
Wholesale trade2,5033.33.62,2623.23.9+241
Retail Trade9,88013.011.49,50713.512.0+373
Accommodation and Food Services4,2875.66.13,6915.25.7+596
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,7983.74.12,8224.04.2-24
Information Media and Telecommunications1,0311.41.61,0171.41.8+14
Financial and Insurance Services2,4813.33.42,3393.33.7+142
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8571.11.49001.31.5-43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,2534.36.32,8654.16.1+388
Administrative and Support Services2,8453.73.52,5183.63.4+327
Public Administration and Safety4,8906.47.74,2296.07.0+661
Education and Training5,3397.08.24,6296.67.8+710
Health Care and Social Assistance11,54015.214.29,71013.813.2+1,830
Arts and Recreation Services9041.21.48091.11.3+95
Other Services3,4404.54.03,0764.43.9+364
Inadequately described or not stated1,2881.71.81,3041.81.9-16

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Wholesale trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 11.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.5% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 9.7% Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 13.0% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 6.4% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 7.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Onkaparinga: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: -276 Mining, City of Onkaparinga: +267 Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: -2,196 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: +429 Construction, City of Onkaparinga: +1,530 Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: +241 Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: +373 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: +596 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: -24 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: +14 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: +142 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: -43 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: +388 Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: +327 Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: +661 Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: +710 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: +1,830 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: +95 Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: +364 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Onkaparinga: -16
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Onkaparinga in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (11,540 people or 15.2%)
  • Retail Trade (9,880 people or 13.0%)
  • Manufacturing (8,517 people or 11.2%)

In combination, these three industries employed 29,937 people in total or 39.4% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 10.4% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of the City of Onkaparinga and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (9.7% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (13.0% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (4.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in public administration and safety (6.4% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Onkaparinga increased by 5,412 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Onkaparinga were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-2,196 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,830 persons)
  • Construction (+1,530 persons)
  • Education and Training (+710 persons)