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Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in the City of Marion, making up 22.2% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Marion regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the City of Marion.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Marion 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing460.23.8200.14.6+26
Mining440.21.3200.10.9+24
Manufacturing2,20210.210.64,14819.212.9-1,946
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services570.31.4420.21.1+15
Construction1,2715.97.59724.56.5+299
Wholesale Trade7143.33.55672.63.8+147
Retail Trade4,80722.211.44,67221.711.9+135
Accommodation and Food Services1,4576.76.31,2785.95.8+179
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5132.44.15212.44.1-8
Information Media and Telecommunications2511.21.51960.91.6+55
Financial and Insurance Services1,4136.53.01,3146.13.3+99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2341.11.32471.11.4-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8163.85.66383.05.4+178
Administrative and Support Services6082.83.45892.73.4+19
Public Administration and Safety1,2445.77.21,0414.86.7+203
Education and Training1,7638.18.11,6467.67.8+117
Health Care and Social Assistance2,64112.213.82,21810.312.7+423
Arts and Recreation Services4902.31.33521.61.2+138
Other Services9024.24.09334.33.9-31
Industry not classified1720.81.01600.70.9+12

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

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 3.8% Mining, South Australia: 1.3% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.4% Construction, South Australia: 7.5% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.5% Retail Trade, South Australia: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.5% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 3.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.6% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.2% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.3% Other Services, South Australia: 4.0% Industry not classified, South Australia: 1.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Marion: 0.2% Mining, City of Marion: 0.2% Manufacturing, City of Marion: 10.2% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Marion: 0.3% Construction, City of Marion: 5.9% Wholesale Trade, City of Marion: 3.3% Retail Trade, City of Marion: 22.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Marion: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Marion: 2.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Marion: 1.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Marion: 6.5% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Marion: 1.1% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Marion: 3.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of Marion: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Marion: 5.7% Education and Training, City of Marion: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Marion: 12.2% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Marion: 2.3% Other Services, City of Marion: 4.2% Industry not classified, City of Marion: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Marion: +26 Mining, City of Marion: +24 Manufacturing, City of Marion: -1,946 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Marion: +15 Construction, City of Marion: +299 Wholesale Trade, City of Marion: +147 Retail Trade, City of Marion: +135 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Marion: +179 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Marion: -8 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Marion: +55 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Marion: +99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Marion: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Marion: +178 Administrative and Support Services, City of Marion: +19 Public Administration and Safety, City of Marion: +203 Education and Training, City of Marion: +117 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Marion: +423 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Marion: +138 Other Services, City of Marion: -31 Industry not classified, City of Marion: +12
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

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in City of Marion in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (4,807 local workers 22.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,641 local workers 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (2,202 local workers 10.2%)

In combination these three industries employed 9,650 people in total or 44.6% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 11.4% in Retail Trade; 13.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 10.6% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Marion and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (22.2% compared to 11.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (6.5% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.8% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,946 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+423 local workers)
  • Construction (+299 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+203 local workers)

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