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Morphett Vale

Industry sector of employment

More Morphett Vale residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Morphett Vale’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
Morphett Vale - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing320.31.1700.71.6-38
Mining590.60.9520.50.6+7
Manufacturing1,32913.011.21,83917.815.2-510
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1541.51.51211.21.0+33
Construction9239.09.78217.98.3+102
Wholesale trade3473.43.32902.83.2+57
Retail Trade1,51314.813.01,54314.913.5-30
Accommodation and Food Services5305.25.65325.15.2-2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4764.73.74894.74.0-13
Information Media and Telecommunications1381.31.41011.01.4+37
Financial and Insurance Services3453.43.33143.03.3+31
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services900.91.1560.51.3+34
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3483.44.32862.84.1+62
Administrative and Support Services4984.93.74924.83.6+6
Public Administration and Safety6346.26.45985.86.0+36
Education and Training5125.07.04994.86.6+13
Health Care and Social Assistance1,56515.315.21,43713.913.8+128
Arts and Recreation Services770.81.21401.41.1-63
Other Services5255.14.54184.04.4+107
Inadequately described or not stated1331.31.72332.31.8-100

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, 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% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Morphett Vale: 0.3% Mining, Morphett Vale: 0.6% Manufacturing, Morphett Vale: 13.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Morphett Vale: 1.5% Construction, Morphett Vale: 9.0% Wholesale trade, Morphett Vale: 3.4% Retail Trade, Morphett Vale: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Morphett Vale: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Morphett Vale: 4.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Morphett Vale: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Morphett Vale: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Morphett Vale: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Morphett Vale: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Morphett Vale: 4.9% Public Administration and Safety, Morphett Vale: 6.2% Education and Training, Morphett Vale: 5.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Morphett Vale: 15.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Morphett Vale: 0.8% Other Services, Morphett Vale: 5.1% Inadequately described or not stated, Morphett Vale: 1.3%
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, Morphett Vale: -38 Mining, Morphett Vale: +7 Manufacturing, Morphett Vale: -510 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Morphett Vale: +33 Construction, Morphett Vale: +102 Wholesale trade, Morphett Vale: +57 Retail Trade, Morphett Vale: -30 Accommodation and Food Services, Morphett Vale: -2 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Morphett Vale: -13 Information Media and Telecommunications, Morphett Vale: +37 Financial and Insurance Services, Morphett Vale: +31 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Morphett Vale: +34 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Morphett Vale: +62 Administrative and Support Services, Morphett Vale: +6 Public Administration and Safety, Morphett Vale: +36 Education and Training, Morphett Vale: +13 Health Care and Social Assistance, Morphett Vale: +128 Arts and Recreation Services, Morphett Vale: -63 Other Services, Morphett Vale: +107 Inadequately described or not stated, Morphett Vale: -100
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 Morphett Vale in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,565 people or 15.3%)
  • Retail Trade (1,513 people or 14.8%)
  • Manufacturing (1,329 people or 13.0%)

In combination, these three industries employed 4,407 people in total or 43.1% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 15.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 13.0% in Retail Trade; and 11.2% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Morphett Vale and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in retail trade (14.8% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (13.0% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in administrative and support services (4.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (5.0% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Morphett Vale decreased by 103 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in Morphett Vale were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-510 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+128 persons)
  • Other Services (+107 persons)
  • Construction (+102 persons)