City of AdelaideEconomic profile

Have you noticed that pages have moved around? We've updated the structure of economic profile to make it easier to find what you need. Read the full list of changes

Skip to content

City of Adelaide

Industry sector analysis - All industries

In 2014/15, the City of Adelaide contributed 21.9% of Greater Adelaide’s employment and 26.7% of its value added.

Industry sector profiles reveal the way in which each industry contributes to the economy in the City of Adelaide using ten economic measures generated by NIEIR economic modelling. This helps in understanding the role each industry sector plays in the economy.

For example, some industry sectors generate substantial output (turnover), but are not big employers and targeting those industry sectors may not meet the economic development objective of maximising employment.

In the first chart, you can also see how the output of an industry is divided between local sales, domestic exports and international exports. This information can reveal how an industry is structured, and whether it is focused on exporting or on serving the local population.

The table and second chart also show how the City of Adelaide contributes to the wider economy. For example, the City of Adelaide contributes 21.9% of Greater Adelaide’s employment.

Industry sector analysis data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total), Employment by industry (FTE), Value added, Imports and Exports to see how each specific industry fits into the wider picture of all industries within the City of Adelaide. To see how concentrated each industry sector is, visit the Employment locations section.

The third chart refers to how employment in the City of Adelaide has changed overtime and how it compares to expected changes based on benchmark and industry trends. This type of analysis is explored further within the Shift-share analysis economic tool.”

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Industry sector analysis
City of Adelaide - All industries - Constant prices2014/152009/10Change
Economic measureCity of AdelaideGreater AdelaideCity of Adelaide as a % of Greater AdelaideCity of AdelaideGreater AdelaideCity of Adelaide as a % of Greater Adelaide2009/10 to 2014/15
Employment (total)141,275644,88121.9%130,423631,50720.7%+10,852
Employment (FTE)120,385537,85622.4%112,061530,10121.1%+8,324
FTE to total employment ratio0.850.83--0.860.84---0.01
Output/Total Sales ($m)32,113.54127,837.1725.1%29,771.32129,026.7323.1%+2,342.22
Value add ($m)17,070.9463,978.6826.7%15,000.9759,400.0525.3%+2,069.97
Exports ($m)18,871.3250,006.8537.7%16,819.5349,121.5834.2%+2,051.79
Exports (domestic) ($m)17,761.3641,872.5742.4%15,827.3441,970.7737.7%+1,934.02
Exports (international) ($m)1,109.968,134.2813.6%992.197,150.8113.9%+117.77
Imports($m)3,346.1648,723.896.9%3,378.6348,122.467.0%-32.47
Imports (domestic) ($m)2,111.1737,023.575.7%2,270.2837,313.556.1%-159.12
Imports (international) ($m)1,234.9911,700.3210.6%1,108.3410,808.9110.3%+126.65
Local Sales ($m)13,242.2277,830.3217.0%12,951.7979,905.1516.2%+290.43
Worker productivity ($ per worker)120,83599,210--115,01894,061--+5,817

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.

Economic output by destination
Economic output by destination City of Adelaide, Local Sales: 41.2% City of Adelaide, Exports (international): 3.5% City of Adelaide, Exports (domestic): 55.3% Greater Adelaide, Local Sales: 60.9% Greater Adelaide, Exports (international): 6.4% Greater Adelaide, Exports (domestic): 32.8%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Industry contribution to Greater Adelaide 2014/15
Industry contribution to Greater Adelaide 2014/15 Employment (total), City of Adelaide - All industries: 21.9% Employment (FTE), City of Adelaide - All industries: 22.4% Output/Total Sales ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 25.1% Value add ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 26.7% Exports ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 37.7% Exports (domestic) ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 42.4% Exports (international) ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 13.6% Imports($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 6.9% Imports (domestic) ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 5.7% Imports (international) ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 10.6% Local Sales ($m), City of Adelaide - All industries: 17.0%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2009/10 to 2014/15
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2009/10 to 2014/15 Net change in Benchmark Growth (BG) effect, City of Adelaide relative to Greater Adelaide: 2,762.1 Net change in Industry Mix (IM) effect, City of Adelaide relative to Greater Adelaide: 0.0 Net change in Expected change (BG + IM), City of Adelaide relative to Greater Adelaide: 2,762.1 Net change in Actual change, City of Adelaide relative to Greater Adelaide: 10,851.6 Net change in Regional Competitive (RC) effect, City of Adelaide relative to Greater Adelaide: 8,089.5
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
v16.07.05-1.0.8