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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of Playford, making up 20.6% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of Playford 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing9594.43.89374.54.6+22
Mining1130.51.3930.40.9+20
Manufacturing4,45920.610.66,22329.612.9-1,764
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2020.91.41460.71.1+56
Construction1,0094.77.57863.76.5+223
Wholesale Trade5302.43.55802.83.8-50
Retail Trade3,21414.811.43,02914.411.9+185
Accommodation and Food Services1,1505.36.39034.35.8+247
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5572.64.15102.44.1+47
Information Media and Telecommunications960.41.5500.21.6+46
Financial and Insurance Services1700.83.01050.53.3+65
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1870.91.31700.81.4+17
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2911.35.63001.45.4-9
Administrative and Support Services6172.83.44872.33.4+130
Public Administration and Safety1,0835.07.29874.76.7+96
Education and Training1,9899.28.11,8478.87.8+142
Health Care and Social Assistance4,26019.713.83,15715.012.7+1,103
Arts and Recreation Services1310.61.31140.51.2+17
Other Services5052.34.04572.23.9+48
Industry not classified1280.61.01150.50.9+13

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 Playford: 4.4% Mining, City of Playford: 0.5% Manufacturing, City of Playford: 20.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Construction, City of Playford: 4.7% Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: 2.4% Retail Trade, City of Playford: 14.8% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: 5.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: 2.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: 0.8% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: 1.3% Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: 5.0% Education and Training, City of Playford: 9.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: 19.7% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: 0.6% Other Services, City of Playford: 2.3% Industry not classified, City of Playford: 0.6%
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 Playford: +22 Mining, City of Playford: +20 Manufacturing, City of Playford: -1,764 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Playford: +56 Construction, City of Playford: +223 Wholesale Trade, City of Playford: -50 Retail Trade, City of Playford: +185 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Playford: +247 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Playford: +47 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Playford: +46 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Playford: +65 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Playford: +17 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Playford: -9 Administrative and Support Services, City of Playford: +130 Public Administration and Safety, City of Playford: +96 Education and Training, City of Playford: +142 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Playford: +1,103 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Playford: +17 Other Services, City of Playford: +48 Industry not classified, City of Playford: +13
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 Playford in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (4,459 local workers 20.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (4,260 local workers 19.7%)
  • Retail Trade (3,214 local workers 14.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 11,933 people in total or 55.1% of local workers.

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

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 Manufacturing (20.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (19.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (14.8% compared to 11.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.3% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-1,764 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,103 local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+247 local workers)
  • Construction (+223 local workers)

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