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Southern District

Industry sector of employment

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

Southern 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
Southern District - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%City of Onkaparinga %Number%City of Onkaparinga %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1211.91.11473.71.6-26
Mining621.00.9270.70.6+35
Manufacturing73411.711.266216.815.2+72
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1222.01.5370.91.0+85
Construction78012.59.746611.88.3+314
Wholesale trade2003.23.31102.83.2+90
Retail Trade82113.113.049312.513.5+328
Accommodation and Food Services4146.65.62696.85.2+145
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2093.33.71644.14.0+45
Information Media and Telecommunications510.81.4240.61.4+27
Financial and Insurance Services1332.13.3912.33.3+42
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services590.91.1441.11.3+15
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2133.44.31012.64.1+112
Administrative and Support Services2554.13.71373.53.6+118
Public Administration and Safety3485.66.42105.36.0+138
Education and Training3445.57.02065.26.6+138
Health Care and Social Assistance92614.815.249912.613.8+427
Arts and Recreation Services520.81.2360.91.1+16
Other Services2894.64.51694.34.4+120
Inadequately described or not stated1151.81.7591.51.8+56

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, Southern District: 1.9% Mining, Southern District: 1.0% Manufacturing, Southern District: 11.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern District: 2.0% Construction, Southern District: 12.5% Wholesale trade, Southern District: 3.2% Retail Trade, Southern District: 13.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Southern District: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern District: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern District: 0.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Southern District: 2.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern District: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern District: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Southern District: 4.1% Public Administration and Safety, Southern District: 5.6% Education and Training, Southern District: 5.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern District: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Southern District: 0.8% Other Services, Southern District: 4.6% Inadequately described or not stated, Southern District: 1.8%
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, Southern District: -26 Mining, Southern District: +35 Manufacturing, Southern District: +72 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Southern District: +85 Construction, Southern District: +314 Wholesale trade, Southern District: +90 Retail Trade, Southern District: +328 Accommodation and Food Services, Southern District: +145 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Southern District: +45 Information Media and Telecommunications, Southern District: +27 Financial and Insurance Services, Southern District: +42 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Southern District: +15 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Southern District: +112 Administrative and Support Services, Southern District: +118 Public Administration and Safety, Southern District: +138 Education and Training, Southern District: +138 Health Care and Social Assistance, Southern District: +427 Arts and Recreation Services, Southern District: +16 Other Services, Southern District: +120 Inadequately described or not stated, Southern District: +56
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 Southern District in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (926 people or 14.8%)
  • Retail Trade (821 people or 13.1%)
  • Construction (780 people or 12.5%)

In combination, these three industries employed 2,527 people in total or 40.4% 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 9.7% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in construction (12.5% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in education and training (5.5% compared to 7.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in financial and insurance services (2.1% compared to 3.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Southern District increased by 2,297 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+427 persons)
  • Retail Trade (+328 persons)
  • Construction (+314 persons)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+145 persons)