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 the 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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|City of Adelaide||2021/22||2016/17||Change|
|Industry||Number||%||South Australia||Number||%||South Australia||2016/17 - 2021/22|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||209||0.2||4.4||158||0.1||5.2||+50|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||2,669||2.0||1.5||2,296||2.0||1.6||+373|
|Accommodation and Food Services||7,069||5.4||5.0||6,850||5.9||5.0||+219|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,787||1.4||4.7||2,164||1.9||5.2||-377|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||4,700||3.6||1.3||4,539||3.9||1.4||+161|
|Financial and Insurance Services||11,734||8.9||3.2||9,683||8.4||2.8||+2,052|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||2,202||1.7||1.4||2,356||2.0||1.7||-154|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||24,012||18.2||7.7||17,537||15.1||6.5||+6,475|
|Administrative and Support Services||4,099||3.1||3.2||3,931||3.4||3.2||+167|
|Public Administration and Safety||23,157||17.6||7.2||20,173||17.4||7.1||+2,984|
|Education and Training||10,676||8.1||8.6||9,649||8.3||8.2||+1,027|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||19,886||15.1||15.2||15,718||13.6||13.3||+4,168|
|Arts and Recreation Services||2,677||2.0||1.1||2,910||2.5||1.4||-232|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2022. ©2023. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Adelaide in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (24,012 people or 18.2%)
- Public Administration and Safety (23,157 people or 17.6%)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (19,886 people or 15.1%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 67,055 people in total or 50.9% of the local workers.
In comparison, South Australia employed 7.7% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; 7.2% in Public Administration and Safety and 15.2% 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 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (18.2% compared to 7.7%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (17.6% compared to 7.2%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.1% compared to 8.8%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (8.9% compared to 3.2%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Adelaide increased by increased by 15,873 between 2016/17 and 2021/22.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2016/17 and 2021/22 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+6,475 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Health Care and Social Assistance (+4,168 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Public Administration and Safety (+2,984 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Financial and Insurance Services (+2,052 full-time equivalent local workers)