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Northern District

Industry sector of employment

More Northern District residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

Northern District’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
Northern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing370.21.1720.31.6-35
Mining1460.70.91180.50.6+28
Manufacturing1,9489.011.22,56411.815.2-616
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3291.51.52411.11.0+88
Construction1,7908.39.71,5777.28.3+213
Wholesale trade7693.53.37833.63.2-14
Retail Trade2,60012.013.02,84513.113.5-245
Accommodation and Food Services1,1305.25.61,1135.15.2+17
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7083.33.77833.64.0-75
Information Media and Telecommunications3671.71.43681.71.4-1
Financial and Insurance Services9414.33.39264.33.3+15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2871.31.13221.51.3-35
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2455.74.31,1845.44.1+61
Administrative and Support Services7303.43.76783.13.6+52
Public Administration and Safety1,6067.46.41,4856.86.0+121
Education and Training2,0489.47.01,9318.96.6+117
Health Care and Social Assistance3,40315.715.23,20314.713.8+200
Arts and Recreation Services3161.51.22921.31.1+24
Other Services1,0054.64.59704.44.4+35
Inadequately described or not stated2741.31.73371.51.8-63

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, Northern District: 0.2% Mining, Northern District: 0.7% Manufacturing, Northern District: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern District: 1.5% Construction, Northern District: 8.3% Wholesale trade, Northern District: 3.5% Retail Trade, Northern District: 12.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern District: 5.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern District: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern District: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern District: 4.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern District: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern District: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, Northern District: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Northern District: 7.4% Education and Training, Northern District: 9.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern District: 15.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern District: 1.5% Other Services, Northern District: 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Northern District: 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, Northern District: -35 Mining, Northern District: +28 Manufacturing, Northern District: -616 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern District: +88 Construction, Northern District: +213 Wholesale trade, Northern District: -14 Retail Trade, Northern District: -245 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern District: +17 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern District: -75 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern District: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern District: +15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern District: -35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern District: +61 Administrative and Support Services, Northern District: +52 Public Administration and Safety, Northern District: +121 Education and Training, Northern District: +117 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern District: +200 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern District: +24 Other Services, Northern District: +35 Inadequately described or not stated, Northern District: -63
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 Northern District in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,403 people or 15.7%)
  • Retail Trade (2,600 people or 12.0%)
  • Education and Training (2,048 people or 9.4%)

In combination, these three industries employed 8,051 people in total or 37.1% 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 7.0% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by the population of Northern District and the City of Onkaparinga were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in education and training (9.4% compared to 7.0%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.7% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (9.0% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (8.3% compared to 9.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Northern District decreased by 113 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Manufacturing (-616 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-245 persons)
  • Construction (+213 persons)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+200 persons)