City of Adelaide

Industry composition

In 2023, the Household services sector accounted for 35.1% of employment in City of Adelaide. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (33.4% in 2012)

Understanding the economic role of 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 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.

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Employment composition
City of Adelaide202320172012
Industrynumber%. number%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2300.11630.11290.1
Goods related25,29814.920,84015.321,62615.9
Household services59,57435.147,15934.645,47933.4
Business services55,38532.642,75131.443,48032.0
Public administration and safety27,64116.323,68517.423,34017.2
Total Industries169,940100.0136,310100.0136,077100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020-21 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.

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City of Adelaide

economic profile