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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 Adelaide2017/182008/09Change
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Number%South Australia%Number%South Australia%2008/09 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1650.15.53020.36.5-138
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,4452.11.52,2342.01.5+210
Wholesale Trade1,4621.23.01,9781.84.0-516
Retail Trade5,7604.99.66,7266.19.9-966
Accommodation and Food Services6,8755.84.96,1215.54.8+754
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,4712.15.62,8332.55.0-362
Information Media and Telecommunications5,0114.21.64,9954.51.7+16
Financial and Insurance Services9,3247.92.69,7788.83.0-454
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2911.91.72,1832.01.5+109
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,17614.56.215,66814.15.9+1,508
Administrative and Support Services4,1793.53.33,9083.52.9+271
Public Administration and Safety21,29718.07.118,71216.86.6+2,586
Education and Training9,1457.77.58,1737.47.5+972
Health Care and Social Assistance16,38913.813.713,96712.610.8+2,422
Arts and Recreation Services3,1242.61.52,8532.61.4+271
Other Services2,5072.14.12,7232.44.2-215

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

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Change in employment (FTE), 2008/09 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2008/09 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: -138 Mining, City of Adelaide: -245 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -187 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: +210 Construction, City of Adelaide: +1,415 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -516 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -966 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +754 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -362 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: +16 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -454 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: +109 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: +1,508 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: +271 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +2,586 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +972 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +2,422 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +271 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -215
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 7,451 between 2008/09 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2008/09 and 2017/18 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Public Administration and Safety (+2,586 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+2,422 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+1,508 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Construction (+1,415 full-time equivalent local workers)