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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of Playford, making up 22.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Playford 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 Playford.

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 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Playford 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,4616.04.0
Mining750.31.2
Manufacturing2,73711.38.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2040.81.2
Construction1,0774.47.6
Wholesale Trade3881.62.8
Retail Trade3,34113.810.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,4486.06.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing8443.54.1
Information Media and Telecommunications930.41.3
Financial and Insurance Services1810.72.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2150.91.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3981.65.5
Administrative and Support Services8563.53.6
Public Administration and Safety1,3715.67.1
Education and Training2,48310.28.7
Health Care and Social Assistance5,43622.414.8
Arts and Recreation Services1900.81.4
Other Services6462.73.9
Industry not classified8343.43.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Playford: 6.0% Mining, City of Playford: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 11.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 0.8% Construction, City of Playford: 4.4% Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: 1.6% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 6.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 3.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 0.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 1.6% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 5.6% Education and Training, City of Playford: 10.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 22.4% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 0.8% Other Services, City of Playford: 2.7% Industry not classified, City of Playford: 3.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Playford in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,436 local workers 22.4%)
  • Retail Trade (3,341 local workers 13.8%)
  • Manufacturing (2,737 local workers 11.3%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,514 people in total or 47.4% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 8.0% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (22.4% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (11.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.6% compared to 5.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Construction (4.4% compared to 7.6%)

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