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Resident workers - Industry

Health Care and Social Assistance employs more of Adelaide Hills Council's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which Adelaide Hills Council residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in Adelaide Hills Council, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in Adelaide Hills Council are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Adelaide Hills Council - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing7473.84.07523.63.7-5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2521.31.22461.21.3+6
Wholesale Trade5412.82.87003.33.3-159
Retail Trade1,6008.210.71,8628.810.6-262
Accommodation and Food Services9905.16.79864.75.9+4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5632.94.15872.83.9-24
Information Media and Telecommunications2651.41.33021.41.4-37
Financial and Insurance Services4992.62.75612.72.8-62
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2711.41.32591.21.2+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,6508.55.61,7238.25.2-73
Administrative and Support Services6043.13.66082.93.2-4
Public Administration and Safety1,4237.37.11,5947.66.7-171
Education and Training2,28411.78.62,22710.67.5+57
Health Care and Social Assistance2,92915.014.82,92213.912.8+7
Arts and Recreation Services3471.81.43221.51.2+25
Other Services6943.63.97313.53.7-37
Industry not classified6273.23.33311.61.8+296
Total Persons19,516100.0100.020,293100.0100.0-777

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

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in Adelaide Hills Council in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (2,929 people or 15.0%)
  • Education and Training (2,284 people or 11.7%)
  • Construction (1,678 people or 8.6%)

In combination these three industries employed 6,891 people in total or 35.3% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.6% in Education and Training and 7.6% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Education and Training (11.7% compared to 8.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (8.5% compared to 5.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Retail Trade (8.2% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Accommodation and Food Services (5.1% compared to 6.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Manufacturing (-338 resident workforce)
  • Industry not classified (+296 resident workforce)
  • Retail Trade (-262 resident workforce)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-171 resident workforce)

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