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Local workers - Key statistics

In the Adelaide Plains Council 62.9% of the local workers are males and 37.1% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in the Adelaide Plains Council vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 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. The Adelaide Plains Council currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Adelaide Plains Council subscribe to the FULL version of

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Adelaide Plains Council2016
NameNumber%South Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)1,961100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years24712.614.1
25 - 54 years1,29866.264.5
55 - 64 years27914.216.8
65 years and over1427.24.6
Top three industries------
Agriculture, forestry and fishing81338.83.9
Transport, postal and warehousing1738.34.0
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers24012.213.4
Hours worked------
Full time1,15258.758.2
Part time75638.640.1
Bachelor or higher degree19610.025.9
Advanced diploma or diploma1186.010.6
Certificate level44922.925.1
No qualifications1,12157.235.8
Individual Income------
Less than $50042421.619.4
$500 -$1,7491,37370.064.7
$1,750 or more1206.114.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport40.26.9
Walked only864.42.7
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas63532.423.2
Speaks a language other than English at home51626.315.5
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20161859.43.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.