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Employment (Total) by industry

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 25,568 local jobs in 2014/15.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Adelaide. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Adelaide regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Adelaide's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment Locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers Place of Residence by Industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Census Employment counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
City of Adelaide2014/152009/10Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2009/10 to 2014/15
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1140.14.11820.14.1-69
Mining1,9291.41.22,2191.71.2-290
Manufacturing1,2060.99.31,5371.211.3-331
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6111.81.42,4051.81.4+206
Construction3,1292.27.93,6292.88.2-500
Wholesale Trade1,6421.23.81,9231.53.6-280
Retail Trade7,4175.210.97,8416.011.2-424
Accommodation and Food Services9,3276.66.38,3566.46.0+971
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,2503.05.52,5582.04.3+1,692
Information Media and Telecommunications5,5023.91.55,5074.21.5-5
Financial and Insurance Services11,5158.23.011,4968.83.1+19
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,4791.81.32,4781.91.4+1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services18,72113.35.717,48813.45.7+1,233
Administrative and Support Services5,0173.63.45,0053.83.4+12
Public Administration and Safety25,56818.17.424,15018.57.2+1,418
Education and Training10,9267.78.19,8477.68.0+1,079
Health Care and Social Assistance23,92416.913.718,26414.013.0+5,660
Arts and Recreation Services2,9512.11.32,6412.01.2+310
Other Services3,0482.24.22,8982.24.0+150

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Employment (total) by industry 2014/15
Employment (total) by industry 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.1% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 9.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 7.9% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.5% 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: 5.7% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.4% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.3% Other Services, South Australia: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Construction, City of Adelaide: 2.2% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 8.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 13.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 18.1% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 16.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -69 Mining, City of Adelaide: -290 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -331 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +206 Construction, City of Adelaide: -500 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -280 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -424 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +971 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +1,692 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -5 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +19 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +1 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +1,233 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +12 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +1,418 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +1,079 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +5,660 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +310 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +150
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the workforce in City of Adelaide in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (25,568 people or 18.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (23,924 people or 16.9%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (18,721 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 68,213 people in total or 48.3% of the workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.4% in Public Administration and Safety; 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 5.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of persons employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.1% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of persons employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.3% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in Construction (2.2% compared to 7.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the workforce in the City of Adelaide increased by 10,852 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce between 2009/10 and 2014/15 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+5,660 persons)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,692 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,418 persons)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,233 persons)

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