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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Adelaide Hills Council, making up 11.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Adelaide Hills Council regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Adelaide Hills Council.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Adelaide Hills Council 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7778.73.896611.24.6-189
Mining350.41.3210.20.9+14
Manufacturing8189.110.68279.612.9-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services660.71.4660.81.10
Construction7067.97.56637.76.5+43
Wholesale Trade2703.03.53193.73.8-49
Retail Trade1,00711.211.496111.111.9+46
Accommodation and Food Services7428.36.36197.25.8+123
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2332.64.12522.94.1-19
Information Media and Telecommunications510.61.5690.81.6-18
Financial and Insurance Services1301.53.01121.33.3+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1291.41.31371.61.4-8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6297.05.65145.95.4+115
Administrative and Support Services2082.33.42462.83.4-38
Public Administration and Safety6667.47.25836.76.7+83
Education and Training95810.78.188710.37.8+71
Health Care and Social Assistance92010.313.88069.312.7+114
Arts and Recreation Services1691.91.31471.71.2+22
Other Services3574.04.03574.13.90
Industry not classified891.01.0971.10.9-8

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 3.8% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.5% Retail Trade, South Australia: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.3% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Mining, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.4% Manufacturing, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.7% Construction, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.0% Retail Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.0% Administrative and Support Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.3% Public Administration and Safety, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.4% Education and Training, Adelaide Hills Council: 10.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Adelaide Hills Council: 10.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.9% Other Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 4.0% Industry not classified, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Adelaide Hills Council: -189 Mining, Adelaide Hills Council: +14 Manufacturing, Adelaide Hills Council: -9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 0 Construction, Adelaide Hills Council: +43 Wholesale Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: -49 Retail Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: +46 Accommodation and Food Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +123 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Adelaide Hills Council: -19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Adelaide Hills Council: -18 Financial and Insurance Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +18 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -8 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +115 Administrative and Support Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -38 Public Administration and Safety, Adelaide Hills Council: +83 Education and Training, Adelaide Hills Council: +71 Health Care and Social Assistance, Adelaide Hills Council: +114 Arts and Recreation Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +22 Other Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 0 Industry not classified, Adelaide Hills Council: -8
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Adelaide Hills Council in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (1,007 local workers 11.2%)
  • Education and Training (958 local workers 10.7%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (920 local workers 10.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,885 people in total or 32.2% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.4% in Retail Trade; 8.1% in Education and Training; and 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 3.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.7% compared to 8.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.3% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.3% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in Adelaide Hills Council were for those employed in:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-189 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+123 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+115 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+114 local workers)

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