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Employment (FTE) by industry

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 21,843 FTE jobs in 2014/15.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Adelaide.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Total Employment and Census Employment, for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker Productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment Locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. 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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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
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 Fishing1200.15.21770.25.2-57
Mining1,8231.51.61,8901.71.5-66
Manufacturing1,1040.910.31,4211.312.4-317
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,5562.11.62,2512.01.5+305
Construction3,0702.68.83,6373.29.2-567
Wholesale Trade1,5461.34.21,8681.74.0-322
Retail Trade5,8614.99.46,0625.49.6-201
Accommodation and Food Services7,0735.95.16,4395.74.9+634
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,9493.36.32,2292.04.9+1,720
Information Media and Telecommunications4,7343.91.54,7944.31.6-60
Financial and Insurance Services10,3168.63.110,2829.23.2+34
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,1571.81.42,1631.91.5-6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,42014.56.016,30414.56.0+1,116
Administrative and Support Services3,9263.32.93,8933.52.9+32
Public Administration and Safety21,84318.17.520,33218.17.2+1,511
Education and Training9,2127.77.98,5637.68.0+650
Health Care and Social Assistance18,75115.611.915,07513.511.5+3,677
Arts and Recreation Services2,3622.01.12,1231.91.0+239
Other Services2,5602.14.22,5592.34.0+1

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

Data is based on 2013-14 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

Employment (FTE) 2014/15
Employment (FTE) 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 5.2% Mining, South Australia: 1.6% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.6% Construction, South Australia: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 4.2% Retail Trade, South Australia: 9.4% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 5.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 6.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 3.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.0% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.5% Education and Training, South Australia: 7.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 11.9% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.1% Other Services, South Australia: 4.2% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.5% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 0.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Construction, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 3.9% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 8.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 14.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.3% 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: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15
Change in employment (FTE), 2009/10 to 2014/15 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -57 Mining, City of Adelaide: -66 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -317 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +305 Construction, City of Adelaide: -567 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -322 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -201 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +634 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +1,720 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -60 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +34 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -6 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +1,116 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +32 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +1,511 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +650 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +3,677 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +239 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +1
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 full-time equivalent workforce in City of Adelaide in 2014/15 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (21,843 FTEs or 18.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,751 FTEs or 15.6%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17,420 FTEs or 14.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 58,015 people in total or 48.2% of the workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.5% in Public Administration and Safety; 11.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.0% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

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

  • A larger percentage of FTEs employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.1% compared to 7.5%)
  • A larger percentage of FTEs employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.5% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of FTEs employed in Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of FTEs employed in Construction (2.6% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the full-time equivalent workforce in the City of Adelaide increased by 8,324 between 2009/10 and 2014/15.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+3,677 FTEs)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+1,720 FTEs)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,511 FTEs)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,116 FTEs)

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