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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 20,832 FTE jobs in 2018/19.

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 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 Adelaide2018/192013/14Change
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1520.15.31850.26.1-33
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6212.21.82,6422.31.5-22
Wholesale Trade1,6181.33.41,7621.53.6-145
Retail Trade5,2884.48.95,2614.59.2+27
Accommodation and Food Services8,0576.65.56,6845.75.0+1,374
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,8832.45.32,4622.15.4+421
Information Media and Telecommunications4,5593.81.44,9394.21.6-380
Financial and Insurance Services9,1557.52.59,2618.02.8-106
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,0251.71.42,1121.81.5-87
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19,05015.76.817,09214.76.2+1,958
Administrative and Support Services4,1643.43.23,6513.12.9+513
Public Administration and Safety20,83217.26.819,50416.86.9+1,328
Education and Training9,7738.17.89,5998.37.9+174
Health Care and Social Assistance15,97613.213.314,80012.712.1+1,176
Arts and Recreation Services2,8342.31.42,6342.31.3+200
Other Services2,4182.04.02,4892.14.0-71

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

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Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (FTE), 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -33 Mining, City of Adelaide: -953 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -144 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -22 Construction, City of Adelaide: -282 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -145 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: +27 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +1,374 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: +421 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -380 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -106 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -87 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +1,958 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +513 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +1,328 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +174 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +1,176 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +200 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -71
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the City of Adelaide increased by 4,949 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,958 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,374 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+1,328 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,176 full-time equivalent local workers)