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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the City of West Torrens, making up 14.6% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
City of West Torrens 20112006Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1210.33.8750.24.6+46
Mining1390.31.31020.30.9+37
Manufacturing6,02014.610.66,35816.612.9-338
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1,5233.71.41,2843.41.1+239
Construction2,3585.77.51,8444.86.5+514
Wholesale Trade2,4475.93.52,6907.03.8-243
Retail Trade4,31410.511.44,34311.411.9-29
Accommodation and Food Services1,5313.76.31,2663.35.8+265
Transport, Postal and Warehousing4,43510.84.14,08810.74.1+347
Information Media and Telecommunications8272.01.59542.51.6-127
Financial and Insurance Services1,8984.63.01,8884.93.3+10
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6701.61.35521.41.4+118
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6354.05.61,8614.95.4-226
Administrative and Support Services1,7344.23.41,4573.83.4+277
Public Administration and Safety2,6006.37.21,9745.26.7+626
Education and Training1,9294.78.11,7324.57.8+197
Health Care and Social Assistance4,16710.113.83,2488.512.7+919
Arts and Recreation Services4381.11.34291.11.2+9
Other Services2,0344.94.01,7714.63.9+263
Industry not classified4181.01.03430.90.9+75

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 West Torrens: 0.3% Mining, City of West Torrens: 0.3% Manufacturing, City of West Torrens: 14.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of West Torrens: 3.7% Construction, City of West Torrens: 5.7% Wholesale Trade, City of West Torrens: 5.9% Retail Trade, City of West Torrens: 10.5% Accommodation and Food Services, City of West Torrens: 3.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of West Torrens: 10.8% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of West Torrens: 2.0% Financial and Insurance Services, City of West Torrens: 4.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of West Torrens: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of West Torrens: 4.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of West Torrens: 4.2% Public Administration and Safety, City of West Torrens: 6.3% Education and Training, City of West Torrens: 4.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of West Torrens: 10.1% Arts and Recreation Services, City of West Torrens: 1.1% Other Services, City of West Torrens: 4.9% Industry not classified, City of West Torrens: 1.0%
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 West Torrens: +46 Mining, City of West Torrens: +37 Manufacturing, City of West Torrens: -338 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of West Torrens: +239 Construction, City of West Torrens: +514 Wholesale Trade, City of West Torrens: -243 Retail Trade, City of West Torrens: -29 Accommodation and Food Services, City of West Torrens: +265 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of West Torrens: +347 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of West Torrens: -127 Financial and Insurance Services, City of West Torrens: +10 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of West Torrens: +118 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of West Torrens: -226 Administrative and Support Services, City of West Torrens: +277 Public Administration and Safety, City of West Torrens: +626 Education and Training, City of West Torrens: +197 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of West Torrens: +919 Arts and Recreation Services, City of West Torrens: +9 Other Services, City of West Torrens: +263 Industry not classified, City of West Torrens: +75
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 West Torrens in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (6,020 local workers 14.6%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4,435 local workers 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (4,314 local workers 10.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 14,769 people in total or 35.8% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 10.6% in Manufacturing; 4.1% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 11.4% in Retail Trade.

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 (10.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (14.6% compared to 10.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+919 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+626 local workers)
  • Construction (+514 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+347 local workers)

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