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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 2016.

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?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
Northern District - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing650.31.2370.21.1+28
Mining1360.70.91460.70.9-10
Manufacturing1,3736.98.11,9489.011.2-575
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2911.51.43291.51.5-38
Construction1,6938.59.91,7908.39.7-97
Retail Trade2,23211.212.22,60012.013.0-368
Wholesale trade5312.72.57693.53.3-238
Accommodation and Food Services1,0605.36.01,1305.25.6-70
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7123.63.87083.33.7+4
Information Media and Telecommunications3081.61.33671.71.4-59
Financial and Insurance Services7423.73.09414.33.3-199
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2461.21.22871.31.1-41
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0945.54.31,2455.74.3-151
Administrative and Support Services7053.64.07303.43.7-25
Public Administration and Safety1,5327.76.71,6067.46.4-74
Education and Training2,01010.17.82,0489.47.0-38
Health Care and Social Assistance3,47517.516.83,40315.715.2+72
Arts and Recreation Services2391.21.33161.51.2-77
Other Services9414.74.51,0054.64.5-64
Inadequately described or not stated4732.43.12741.31.7+199

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2016
Industry sector of employment, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Mining, City of Onkaparinga: 0.9% Manufacturing, City of Onkaparinga: 8.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.4% Construction, City of Onkaparinga: 9.9% Retail Trade, City of Onkaparinga: 12.2% Wholesale trade, City of Onkaparinga: 2.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Onkaparinga: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Onkaparinga: 3.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Onkaparinga: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.0% Public Administration and Safety, City of Onkaparinga: 6.7% Education and Training, City of Onkaparinga: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Onkaparinga: 16.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Onkaparinga: 1.3% Other Services, City of Onkaparinga: 4.5% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern District: 0.3% Mining, Northern District: 0.7% Manufacturing, Northern District: 6.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern District: 1.5% Construction, Northern District: 8.5% Retail Trade, Northern District: 11.2% Wholesale trade, Northern District: 2.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Northern District: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern District: 3.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern District: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Northern District: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern District: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern District: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, Northern District: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Northern District: 7.7% Education and Training, Northern District: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern District: 17.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Northern District: 1.2% Other Services, Northern District: 4.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016
Change in industry sector of employment, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Northern District: +28 Mining, Northern District: -10 Manufacturing, Northern District: -575 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Northern District: -38 Construction, Northern District: -97 Retail Trade, Northern District: -368 Wholesale trade, Northern District: -238 Accommodation and Food Services, Northern District: -70 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Northern District: +4 Information Media and Telecommunications, Northern District: -59 Financial and Insurance Services, Northern District: -199 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Northern District: -41 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Northern District: -151 Administrative and Support Services, Northern District: -25 Public Administration and Safety, Northern District: -74 Education and Training, Northern District: -38 Health Care and Social Assistance, Northern District: +72 Arts and Recreation Services, Northern District: -77 Other Services, Northern District: -64
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (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 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,475 people or 17.5%)
  • Retail Trade (2,232 people or 11.2%)
  • Education and Training (2,010 people or 10.1%)

In combination, these three industries employed 7,717 people in total or 38.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, the City of Onkaparinga employed 16.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.2% in Retail Trade; and 7.8% 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 (10.1% compared to 7.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in professional, scientific and technical services (5.5% compared to 4.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in construction (8.5% compared to 9.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in manufacturing (6.9% compared to 8.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Northern District decreased by 1,821 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2011 and 2016 in Northern District were for those employed in:

  • Manufacturing (-575 persons)
  • Retail Trade (-368 persons)
  • Wholesale trade (-238 persons)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (-199 persons)

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