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Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in Adelaide Hills Council, making up 10.8% of total employment.

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

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Adelaide Hills Council in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
Employment (Census) by industry sector
Adelaide Hills Council 20162011Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8578.74.08458.63.9+12
Mining630.61.2410.41.3+22
Manufacturing8849.08.09139.210.6-29
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services760.81.2780.81.3-2
Construction8568.77.68258.47.5+31
Wholesale Trade2772.82.82993.03.5-22
Retail Trade9789.910.71,09011.011.2-112
Accommodation and Food Services8668.86.78318.46.2+35
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2872.94.12552.64.1+32
Information Media and Telecommunications600.61.3640.61.4-4
Financial and Insurance Services1291.32.71441.53.0-15
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1221.21.31351.41.3-13
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services6396.55.56306.45.5+9
Administrative and Support Services2782.83.62602.63.4+18
Public Administration and Safety4995.17.17187.37.1-219
Education and Training1,06310.88.71,03610.58.0+27
Health Care and Social Assistance9649.814.89729.813.6-8
Arts and Recreation Services2082.11.41871.91.3+21
Other Services3783.83.93863.93.9-8
Industry not classified3493.53.31661.71.9+183

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, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Mining, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.6% Manufacturing, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.8% Construction, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.7% Wholesale Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.8% Retail Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 1.2% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 6.5% Administrative and Support Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.8% Public Administration and Safety, Adelaide Hills Council: 5.1% Education and Training, Adelaide Hills Council: 10.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Adelaide Hills Council: 9.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.1% Other Services, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.8% Industry not classified, Adelaide Hills Council: 3.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 to 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Adelaide Hills Council: +12 Mining, Adelaide Hills Council: +22 Manufacturing, Adelaide Hills Council: -29 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -2 Construction, Adelaide Hills Council: +31 Wholesale Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: -22 Retail Trade, Adelaide Hills Council: -112 Accommodation and Food Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +35 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Adelaide Hills Council: +32 Information Media and Telecommunications, Adelaide Hills Council: -4 Financial and Insurance Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -15 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -13 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +9 Administrative and Support Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +18 Public Administration and Safety, Adelaide Hills Council: -219 Education and Training, Adelaide Hills Council: +27 Health Care and Social Assistance, Adelaide Hills Council: -8 Arts and Recreation Services, Adelaide Hills Council: +21 Other Services, Adelaide Hills Council: -8 Industry not classified, Adelaide Hills Council: +183
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 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 Adelaide Hills Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (1,063 local workers 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (978 local workers 9.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (964 local workers 9.8%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,005 people in total or 30.6% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 8.7% in Education and Training; 10.7% in Retail Trade; and 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Adelaide Hills Council and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (10.8% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Accommodation and Food Services (8.8% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 14.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Adelaide Hills Council were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (-219 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+183 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (-112 local workers)

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