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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 21,861 FTE jobs in 2015/16.

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 Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), 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 Adelaide2015/162010/11Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1070.11.11510.11.1-44
Mining1,7321.40.71,8861.60.7-154
Manufacturing1,0870.910.11,3451.211.8-258
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,3692.01.72,6082.31.6-239
Construction3,5002.98.83,4873.08.6+12
Wholesale Trade1,5041.24.21,8391.64.1-335
Retail Trade6,2005.19.85,8635.19.7+337
Accommodation and Food Services6,9625.85.06,7245.85.0+238
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3,0782.55.52,1911.94.8+887
Information Media and Telecommunications4,8114.01.74,9084.31.8-97
Financial and Insurance Services10,7948.93.810,5909.23.8+204
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2741.91.62,2191.91.6+56
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,94914.87.317,14214.97.2+808
Administrative and Support Services4,1773.43.24,0483.53.2+129
Public Administration and Safety21,86118.18.420,86818.18.2+993
Education and Training9,3837.88.58,9597.88.5+424
Health Care and Social Assistance18,46115.213.015,63313.612.8+2,828
Arts and Recreation Services2,3001.91.22,2271.91.2+72
Other Services2,5212.14.32,6002.34.3-79

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 2015-16 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) 2015/16
Employment (FTE) 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 8.8% Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: 4.2% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 9.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 5.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 8.4% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 13.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.3% 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: 2.0% Construction, City of Adelaide: 2.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 5.1% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 4.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 8.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 14.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 18.1% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 7.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 15.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 1.9% 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), 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in employment (FTE), 2010/11 to 2015/16 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -44 Mining, City of Adelaide: -154 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -258 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -239 Construction, City of Adelaide: +12 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -335 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +337 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +238 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +887 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -97 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +204 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +56 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +808 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +129 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +993 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +424 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +2,828 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +72 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -79
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 local workers in City of Adelaide in 2015/16 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (21,861 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (18,461 full-time equivalent local workers or 15.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17,949 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 58,271 people in total or 48.1% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 8.4% in Public Administration and Safety; 13.0% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 7.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.1% compared to 8.4%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.8% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (0.9% compared to 10.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (2.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Adelaide increased by 5,782 between 2010/11 and 2015/16.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2010/11 and 2015/16 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,828 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+993 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+887 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+808 full-time equivalent local workers)

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