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Resident workers (Local) - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of the City of Adelaide’s local labour force than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the City of Adelaide residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the City of Adelaide, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the City of Adelaide are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

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Local resident workers industry of employment
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Industry
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Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing480.51.0570.71.2-9
Mining1161.30.8811.00.6+35
Manufacturing4274.710.44796.212.9-52
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services961.11.4530.71.0+43
Construction3023.37.62222.96.7+80
Wholesale Trade2112.33.62433.14.0-32
Retail Trade7868.611.46498.412.0+137
Accommodation and Food Services1,06111.76.181010.55.7+251
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1771.94.11552.04.2+22
Information Media and Telecommunications2723.01.62303.01.8+42
Financial and Insurance Services3193.53.43164.13.7+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1581.71.41602.11.5-2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,16312.86.31,01313.16.1+150
Administrative and Support Services2843.13.52132.73.4+71
Public Administration and Safety7187.97.76658.67.1+53
Education and Training92210.18.27629.87.8+160
Health Care and Social Assistance1,37315.114.21,15414.913.2+219
Arts and Recreation Services2422.71.41532.01.3+89
Other Services2562.84.02072.73.9+49
Industry not classified1571.71.81281.72.0+29

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011
Local resident workers industry of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Industry not classified, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.5% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 4.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Construction, City of Adelaide: 3.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 2.3% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 8.6% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 11.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 1.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 3.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 12.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 7.9% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 10.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 15.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.7% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Industry not classified, City of Adelaide: 1.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers industry of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -9 Mining, City of Adelaide: +35 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -52 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +43 Construction, City of Adelaide: +80 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -32 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +137 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +251 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +22 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +42 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: +3 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -2 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +150 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +71 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +53 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +160 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +219 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +89 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +49 Industry not classified, City of Adelaide: +29
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the local labour force in City of Adelaide in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,373 people or 15.1%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1,163 people or 12.8%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1,061 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,597 people in total or 39.6% of the total local labour force.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 6.3% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 6.1% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by the local labour force of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (12.8% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force employed in Accommodation and Food Services (11.7% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Manufacturing (4.7% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force employed in Construction (3.3% compared to 7.6%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the local labour force between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+251 local labour force)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+219 local labour force)
  • Education and Training (+160 local labour force)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+150 local labour force)

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