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Industry composition

In 2017, the Household services sector accounted for 35.0% of employment in the City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (32.1% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the City of Adelaide provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the City of Adelaide's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2017: 0.1% Mining, 2017: 1.4% Goods related, 2017: 15.6% Public administration and safety, 2017: 17.3% Business services, 2017: 30.7% Household services, 2017: 35.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2012: 0.1% Mining, 2012: 1.7% Goods related, 2012: 16.2% Public administration and safety, 2012: 17.2% Business services, 2012: 32.0% Household services, 2012: 32.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2007: 0.2% Mining, 2007: 1.6% Goods related, 2007: 17.5% Public administration and safety, 2007: 16.6% Business services, 2007: 32.0% Household services, 2007: 32.1%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts
Employment composition
City of Adelaide201720122007
Household services47,34335.044,64632.838,54732.1
Business services41,50630.743,50932.038,37632.0
Public administration and safety23,40917.323,33217.219,86316.6
Goods related21,05915.622,03816.220,99217.5
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1760.11740.12670.2

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

Data are based on a 2015-16 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more