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Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Adelaide, Public Administration and Safety is the largest employer, generating 23,409 local jobs in 2016/17.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Adelaide. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in City of Adelaide regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of 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.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: 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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Employment (total) by industry
City of Adelaide2016/172011/12Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Adelaide%Number%Greater Adelaide%2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1760.11.21740.11.2+2
Mining1,8321.40.82,3041.70.8-473
Manufacturing1,3971.08.71,4781.110.3-81
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2,6932.01.53,0242.21.5-331
Construction5,8494.38.05,3834.08.1+466
Wholesale Trade1,7871.33.12,0951.53.8-308
Retail Trade6,9845.210.97,1125.211.0-128
Accommodation and Food Services9,7367.26.58,5576.36.1+1,180
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3491.74.62,9462.24.6-597
Information Media and Telecommunications5,7384.21.86,7735.02.1-1,035
Financial and Insurance Services11,2438.33.211,5358.53.5-292
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2,2711.71.52,4791.81.6-208
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17,57013.06.617,85813.16.5-288
Administrative and Support Services4,6843.53.74,8643.63.6-180
Public Administration and Safety23,40917.37.623,33217.27.7+78
Education and Training11,3798.49.010,5937.88.3+786
Health Care and Social Assistance19,64414.515.618,97814.013.9+666
Arts and Recreation Services3,7952.81.83,6622.71.7+132
Other Services2,7892.14.02,8562.14.0-68

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2016/17
Employment (total) by industry 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.2% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 8.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 8.0% Wholesale Trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.1% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.7% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 9.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 15.6% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: 0.1% Mining, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: 1.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: 2.0% Construction, City of Adelaide: 4.3% Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: 1.3% Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: 5.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: 7.2% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: 1.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: 4.2% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: 8.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: 13.0% Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: 17.3% Education and Training, City of Adelaide: 8.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: 14.5% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: 2.8% Other Services, City of Adelaide: 2.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Adelaide: +2 Mining, City of Adelaide: -473 Manufacturing, City of Adelaide: -81 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Adelaide: -331 Construction, City of Adelaide: +466 Wholesale Trade, City of Adelaide: -308 Retail Trade, City of Adelaide: -128 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Adelaide: +1,180 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Adelaide: -597 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Adelaide: -1,035 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Adelaide: -292 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Adelaide: -208 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Adelaide: -288 Administrative and Support Services, City of Adelaide: -180 Public Administration and Safety, City of Adelaide: +78 Education and Training, City of Adelaide: +786 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Adelaide: +666 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Adelaide: +132 Other Services, City of Adelaide: -68
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in City of Adelaide in 2016/17 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Public Administration and Safety (23,409 people or 17.3%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (19,644 people or 14.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (17,570 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 60,623 people in total or 44.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 7.6% in Public Administration and Safety; 15.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; and 6.6% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Adelaide and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (17.3% compared to 7.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (13.0% compared to 6.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (1.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (5.2% compared to 10.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Adelaide decreased by 679 between 2011/12 and 2016/17.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in the City of Adelaide were for those employed in:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (+1,180 local workers)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-1,035 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+786 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+666 local workers)

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