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Employment by industry (Census)

Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer in the City of West Torrens, making up 12.1% of total employment.

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

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 West Torrens 2016
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1690.44.0
Mining1450.31.2
Manufacturing4,67810.98.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,4933.51.2
Construction2,9406.87.6
Wholesale Trade1,7824.12.8
Retail Trade4,51210.510.7
Accommodation and Food Services1,9274.56.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5,14912.04.1
Information Media and Telecommunications7251.71.3
Financial and Insurance Services1,3863.22.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7271.71.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0704.85.5
Administrative and Support Services1,8474.33.6
Public Administration and Safety2,1495.07.1
Education and Training1,9354.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance5,19412.114.8
Arts and Recreation Services5421.31.4
Other Services2,1795.13.9
Industry not classified1,4213.33.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 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 West Torrens: 0.4% Mining, City of West Torrens: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of West Torrens: 10.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of West Torrens: 3.5% Construction, City of West Torrens: 6.8% Wholesale Trade, City of West Torrens: 4.1% Retail Trade, City of West Torrens: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of West Torrens: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of West Torrens: 12.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of West Torrens: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of West Torrens: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of West Torrens: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, City of West Torrens: 4.3% Public Administration and Safety, City of West Torrens: 5.0% Education and Training, City of West Torrens: 4.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of West Torrens: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of West Torrens: 1.3% Other Services, City of West Torrens: 5.1% Industry not classified, City of West Torrens: 3.3%
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 West Torrens in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (5,194 local workers 12.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5,149 local workers 12.0%)
  • Manufacturing (4,678 local workers 10.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 15,021 people in total or 35.0% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 4.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 8.0% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.0% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (10.9% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (4.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.4% compared to 4.0%)

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