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Industry composition

In 2015, the Household services sector accounted for 35.0% of employment in the City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.8% 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: 31.6% Household services, 2015: 35.0% Goods related, 2015: 14.0% Mining, 2015: 1.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 0.1% Public administration and safety, 2010: 18.2% Business services, 2010: 32.2% Household services, 2010: 32.9% Goods related, 2010: 15.1% Mining, 2010: 1.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 0.1% Public administration and safety, 2005: 16.4% Business services, 2005: 32.6% Household services, 2005: 32.8% Goods related, 2005: 16.9% Mining, 2005: 1.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 0.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
City of Adelaide201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1180.11870.12720.2
Mining1,7771.21,7941.41,2951.2
Goods related20,00014.019,75015.118,90216.9
Household services50,19935.042,98032.936,77832.8
Business services45,25631.642,10732.236,55932.6
Public administration and safety25,89018.123,77218.218,34716.4

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.

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