Adelaide Hills Council

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).

Data source

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.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Adelaide Hills Council20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8578.74.08458.63.9+12
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services760.81.2780.81.3-2
Wholesale Trade2772.82.82993.03.5-22
Retail Trade9789.910.71,09011.111.2-112
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 Assistance9649.814.89729.913.6-8
Arts and Recreation Services2082.11.41871.91.3+21
Other Services3783.83.93863.93.9-8
Industry not classified3493.53.31661.71.9+183
Total persons9,833100.0100.09,856100.0100.0-23

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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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 people or 10.8%)
  • Retail Trade (978 people or 9.9%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (964 people or 9.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 3,005 people in total or 30.6% of the 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 smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.8% compared to 14.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.7% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (10.8% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (8.8% compared to 6.7%)

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)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+35 local workers)

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