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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in Adelaide Hills Council, making up 11.0% 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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Adelaide Hills Council 2016
Industry
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Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8588.74.0
Mining610.61.2
Manufacturing8798.98.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services760.81.2
Construction8538.77.6
Wholesale Trade2732.82.8
Retail Trade9759.910.7
Accommodation and Food Services8538.76.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2862.94.1
Information Media and Telecommunications630.61.3
Financial and Insurance Services1261.32.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1211.21.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6336.45.5
Administrative and Support Services2742.83.6
Public Administration and Safety4985.17.1
Education and Training1,07611.08.7
Health Care and Social Assistance98710.014.8
Arts and Recreation Services2022.11.4
Other Services3733.83.9
Industry not classified3543.63.3

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Mining, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.8% Construction, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.8% Retail Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Adelaide Hills Council: 5.1% Education and Training, Adelaide Hills Council: 11.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Adelaide Hills Council: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.1% Other Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.8% Industry not classified, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Adelaide Hills Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (1,076 local workers 11.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (987 local workers 10.0%)
  • Retail Trade (975 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,038 people in total or 30.9% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.7% in Retail Trade.

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 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (11.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (5.1% compared to 7.1%)

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