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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 21,297 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Adelaide.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of City of Adelaide's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Adelaide2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1640.15.51660.15.2-2
Mining1,4021.21.62,2551.92.2-853
Manufacturing1,2631.110.01,3021.110.5-39
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,4442.11.52,9562.41.5-511
Construction6,3295.39.08,1136.79.2-1,784
Wholesale Trade1,4621.23.01,9661.63.9-503
Retail Trade5,7564.99.65,5674.69.4+189
Accommodation and Food Services6,8685.84.96,8585.75.3+10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3282.05.62,5152.15.0-188
Information Media and Telecommunications5,0114.21.65,3804.41.7-368
Financial and Insurance Services9,3247.92.69,8488.13.0-524
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2911.91.72,1791.81.5+112
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,17614.56.218,10315.06.6-927
Administrative and Support Services4,1793.53.33,5042.92.9+675
Public Administration and Safety21,29718.07.119,85416.46.9+1,443
Education and Training9,1457.77.59,9518.28.0-806
Health Care and Social Assistance16,38113.813.714,97212.411.7+1,409
Arts and Recreation Services3,1242.61.53,0952.61.5+29
Other Services2,5072.14.12,3972.04.0+110

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 5.5% Mining, South Australia: 1.6% Manufacturing, South Australia: 10.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.5% Construction, South Australia: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, South Australia: 9.6% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 5.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 13.7% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.5% Other Services, South Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 1.1% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1% Construction, City of Adelaide: 5.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.2% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 4.9% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 4.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 7.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 14.5% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 18.0% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 7.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 13.8% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.6% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -2 Mining, City of Adelaide: -853 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -39 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -511 Construction, City of Adelaide: -1,784 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -503 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +189 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -188 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -368 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -524 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +112 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -927 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +675 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +1,443 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: -806 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +1,409 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +29 Other Services, City of Adelaide: +110
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in City of Adelaide in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (21,297 full-time equivalent local workers or 18.0%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17,176 full-time equivalent local workers or 14.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (16,381 full-time equivalent local workers or 13.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 54,854 people in total or 46.3% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 7.1% in Public Administration and Safety; 6.2% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the City of Adelaide and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (18.0% compared to 7.1%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (14.5% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.1% compared to 10.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.1% compared to 5.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Adelaide decreased by 2,529 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-1,784 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,443 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,409 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (-927 full-time equivalent local workers)

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