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Industry composition

In 2015, the Household services sector accounted for 35.5% of employment in the City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.5% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the City of Adelaide provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the City of Adelaide's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 18.1% Business services, 2015: 30.6% Household services, 2015: 35.5% Goods related, 2015: 14.3% Mining, 2015: 1.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 0.1% Public administration and safety, 2010: 18.5% Business services, 2010: 32.2% Household services, 2010: 32.2% Goods related, 2010: 15.3% Mining, 2010: 1.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 0.1% Public administration and safety, 2005: 16.2% Business services, 2005: 33.0% Household services, 2005: 32.5% Goods related, 2005: 17.1% Mining, 2005: 1.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 0.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
City of Adelaide201520102005
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1140.11820.12740.2
Goods related20,25514.319,89315.319,10217.1
Household services50,17635.542,00632.236,31832.5
Business services43,23430.641,97432.236,79633.0
Public administration and safety25,56818.124,15018.518,10916.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in 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.